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What is the opposite of opportunity?

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Opposite of a chance or possibility for progress or profit
“I faced a lot of adversity at my last place of employment in trying to get promoted.”
Opposite of a favorable circumstance or occasion
“The canceled conference was an inopportuneness that prevented us from meeting new people.”
Opposite of an opportunity to achieve something
Opposite of the chance of something happening
Opposite of an opportunity to do or achieve something
“The following studies cite an inopportunity to partake in sports as the reason for lower rates of participation in athletics by women.”
Opposite of opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done
Opposite of an unoccupied position or job
“James being groomed to take over from a currently occupied position on the board.”
Opposite of a (possible) course of action that is resorted to
Opposite of the power of self-determination
“Because I was caught misbehaving, my parents have placed a restriction on the amount of time I can spend on the PlayStation this week.”
Opposite of a special right or advantage, granted or available only to a particular person or group
“They not only live in impoverished neighborhoods but have the disadvantage of poor education.”
Opposite of the state of being possible
“This was a neat bit of satire, making the impossibility of the situation immediately obvious.”
Opposite of one of two or more available choices
“There aren't any models to choose from, and some may feel that having a lack of options is a bad thing.”
Opposite of a person or thing that is a source of hope
“I had no hope in him as he was a dud.”
Opposite of a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives
“When Hobson's choice is placed before one, deliberation is of no great use.”
Opposite of a significant moment
“I believe it has amounted to a lot of hype over nothing.”
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