What is the opposite of motive?

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Opposite of the motivation or spur, whether conscious or unconscious, for a certain course of action
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Opposite of the cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition
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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 an intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
“Their indifference may be due to the fact that they see the sheer pointlessness of this program.”
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Opposite of a pattern usually seen in artwork, or architecture
“If I continue to witness blandness across these hallways, I'm going to throw up!”
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Opposite of a cause, purpose or reason
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Opposite of a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with
“Tom is neither the subject nor the protagonist of the story but merely an auxiliary that serves to illustrate Nick's relationship problems.”
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Opposite of a desire for something
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Opposite of a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
“My complete disinterest in the sport doesn't mean I'm ignorant of the importance it bears in the character building of some men.”
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Opposite of a repeated decorative design
“By that interjection, the member for Warrego demonstrates that his intelligence is matched only by the plainness of his shirt.”
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of a reasonable or comprehensible rationale
“It is complete nonsense to ask God for something, to offer Him an exchange, or even to threaten Him.”
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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 justification for or reasoning behind something
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Opposite of drive
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Opposite of the use of force to impel an action
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