What is the opposite of intention?

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Noun
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 the action or fact of intending
“Though he had been involved in the rebellious confederacy, it was more by accident rather than by design.”
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Opposite of the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed by language, symbol, or action
“I was beginning to think that the meaninglessness of his flailing arms was intended to distract me.”
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Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of a (clear) purpose or reason for an endeavor
“There was a noticeable level of confusion in the theme of the event.”
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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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 a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of a hope or ambition of achieving something
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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.”
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Opposite of a desire or hope for something to happen
“As a consequence, their son would display a noticeable disinclination to lengthy relationships.”
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Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
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Opposite of the principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
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Opposite of the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
“A major subtheme of the book is the feud between Generals Philip Schuyler and Horatio Gates.”
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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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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 the power to act without the constraint of necessity or fate
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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.”
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Opposite of a promise or agreement to do something, especially in the future
“His parents were a little bit concerned about his indifference towards getting fit.”
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