What is the opposite of intent?

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Adjective
Opposite of attentively occupied with
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing determination or resolve
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Adjective
Opposite of having or displaying resolve
“I have my doubts that you are going to succeed because you seem like a very weak-willed person.”
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Opposite of tending to ask questions or to investigate, typically for information or knowledge
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“Tom wasn't accustomed to detail and became apathetic to what his coach had to say.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards an activity
“I was just a casual follower of tennis, but a fanatic enthusiast of basketball.”
Adjective
(keen on) Opposite of having an attraction to
“I have a deep physical attraction towards Boris, but I'm completely indifferent to his personality.”
Adjective
Opposite of separated or disconnected
Adjective
Opposite of eager, prepared or willing to do or have something
“He had poor eye contact and was generally uncooperative and unwilling to be interviewed.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by conscientious attention to details
“It was evident that the editor had merely given the report a cursory glance based on the number of grammatical mistakes it contained.”
Adjective
Opposite of having pledged oneself to a particular belief or course of action
“He stands untrammeled and uncommitted to any faction.”
Adjective
Opposite of perceptive in a probing or searching way
Adjective
Opposite of eager
Adjective
Opposite of being deep in thought, or characterized by thoughtfulness
Noun
Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
Noun
Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
Noun
Opposite of possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
“He was accused of saying some vile things but a recording proved his words to have actually been to the contrary.”
Noun
Opposite of the meaning of something
“We scream at how senseless the violence seems, and the meaninglessness of the tragedy.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
Noun
Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of an ambition or hope
“Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.”
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Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of a determination or motivation (to do something)
“His announcement that he would run for President would be met with surprising indifference.”
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Opposite of a passionate aspiration or ambition
“He had an aversion to thoughts of having to stay in his hometown for the rest of his life.”
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Opposite of the action of planning something (especially a crime) beforehand
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Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
Noun
Opposite of a firm decision to do or not to do something
“Father's debts have put them in a bad position, and his unwillingness to change his lifestyle will continue to hurt them.”
Noun
Opposite of an end goal or ambition
“Some writers and voices in the media explain away the apparent purposelessness of today's youth by problematizing the younger generation.”
Noun
Opposite of a specific meaning
“Even more interestingly for consideration of this text's structure, Ames stresses the particular quality of this phrase's polysemy.”
Noun
Opposite of the material dealt with in a speech, performance or work
“By way of digression and as an aside, here's a little anecdote from education.”
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Opposite of perseverance or industry in carrying out a task or action
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Opposite of a deliberate or fixed desire or intention
“The negative babysitting experience left him with a sense of desirelessness for parenthood.”
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