What is the opposite of mean?

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Verb
Opposite of to signify or convey an object or idea
“The refrigerator is still full of food, which will contradict any presumption that I have to go shopping for groceries again.”
Verb
Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
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(usually used in past participle form) Opposite of to design or destine for a particular purpose
“I could only dream that I would achieve greatness one day, even if it was never meant to be.”
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Opposite of to have as a consequence or result
“The expected lull in the economy will negate the prospect of prosperity for most people.”
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Opposite of to be important (to)
“It would be of no consequence to me if you chose not to be my bridesmaid at my wedding.”
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Opposite of to hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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Opposite of to be an indication of
Adjective
Opposite of having an unkind or spiteful character or nature
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“Clay was always nice to Hannah unlike the other kids at school who were mean to her.”
Adjective
(especially of a place) Opposite of poor in quality and appearance
“The rich couple could afford a luxurious apartment on the swanky side of town.”
Adjective
Opposite of inferior in mental capacity
“He was a man of superior understanding, great knowledge, and measured temperament.”
Adjective
Opposite of of low birth or social class
“Robert Baratheon was outwardly a man of noble birth, yet commanded little respect from all before him.”
Adjective
Opposite of very skillful or effective
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“Try as he might, Marshall remained an unskilled wordsmith, fumbling at every stanza while he mumbled incoherently about dropping a coffee pot.”
Adjective
Opposite of contemptible in nature
“Offering to make the hungry homeless man a peanut butter sandwich was a really admirable thing to do.”
Adjective
(chiefly Britain) Opposite of unwilling to give or share, especially with money
“The waiters would always have nice things to say about generous customers who were unselfish with tips.”
Adjective
(of a quantity) Opposite of calculated as a mean or average
Adjective
Opposite of dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn
Adjective
Opposite of showing great dexterity or skill
“The bear was big and frightening, but his clumsy movements made people laugh.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to cause great distress or anxiety
Adjective
Opposite of significantly below an amount or level that is adequate
“The opium poppy, like all poppies, requires rich moist soil, plentiful sunlight, and a clear area in which to grow.”
Adjective
Opposite of vulgar or indecent in nature or quality
“They advocated clean comedy and, therefore, scrupulously avoided smut and double entendre.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing pain or hurt feelings
“Courtney is a kind person who has performed many wonderful deeds for the elderly.”
Noun
Opposite of a state equally removed from two opposite extremes
“If you want to fit into that small dress in time for the wedding, you will have to be on the extremity of being in a calorie deficit.”
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