What is the opposite of need?

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Noun
Opposite of a requirement for something
“There was an abundance of change after the new administration took office.”
Noun
Opposite of that which must be done out of principle
“He found an excuse to not apologize for his wrongdoings.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of requiring help
“Thanks to your help, the children are now experiencing a time of good fortune.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of poverty or impoverishment
“We were not concerned about the city's aristocrats whose affluence was our lowest priority.”
Noun
(often in plural form "needs") Opposite of something that is essential or required
“Champagne is a nonessential for human life.”
Noun
Opposite of a special effort exerted towards a particular goal
“Due to the controversy, there was genuine hesitation by the team to release the film to the public.”
Noun
Opposite of a desire for something
“The contestant expressed that her primary dislike was conflict and war.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful
“Katie said that she had recently come into possession of a letter written by her great grandmother.”
Noun
Opposite of an urgent need or demand
Noun
Opposite of a pressing requirement
“There will be a nonnecessity for waiters as the eatery looks to implement a self-service system.”
Noun
Opposite of a situation enforcing a certain course of action
“Thriving is an attempt to transcend a state of existence not out of fear but out of desire and yearning.”
Noun
Opposite of a lack or deficiency of something
“He felt hungry in the presence of food.”
Noun
Opposite of a natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking
Noun
Opposite of the quality or state of needing something or someone
Noun
Opposite of the state or fact of being required
“When some self-help books are released, their unnecessariness is so baffling and tree-wasting.”
Noun
Opposite of an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
“Their response to our pressing need for more resources was rather tentative and non-commital.”
Noun
(now literary) Opposite of a reward, prize or recompense for a service
Noun
Opposite of a moral, professional or legal duty
Noun
Opposite of a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
“She stated that her debilitating physical disability was grounds for work exemption.”
Noun
Opposite of a need or reason to do or be something
Noun
Opposite of the process of knowing
Noun
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
Verb
Opposite of to require a tangible object or objects
“I already have some cutlery to eat my dinner with.”
Verb
Opposite of to emotionally yearn for
“It has been a while since I've had broccoli, and that's because I actually detest it!”
Verb
Opposite of to have a strong want or desire
“She would dismiss his advances and leave the premises shortly after.”
Verb
Opposite of to require as a necessity
“Studying and working hard will ultimately produce success.”
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Opposite of to involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
Verb
Opposite of to feel regret or sadness at no longer being able to enjoy the presence of
“I tire of you being nice for one moment and cruel the next.”
Verb
Opposite of to make necessary
Verb
Opposite of give an authoritative or peremptory order
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