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What is the opposite of parallel?

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Adjective
(of lines, planes, or surface) Opposite of separated by an equal distance at every point
“The artistic lines have been deliberately designed to be nonparallel.”
Adjective
Opposite of similar or analogous (to something)
“The new mayor is very different from the person who preceded her in office.”
Adjective
Opposite of occurring or existing at the same time or in a similar way
“They grew up in separate worlds, but fate had brought them together.”
Adjective
Opposite of consistent with, or similar to, something else
Adjective
Opposite of flat and level with the ground or with a line considered as a base
Adjective
Opposite of having a common center
Adjective
Opposite of relating to intersectionality
Adjective
Opposite of suggested without being stated directly
Adjective
Opposite of exhibiting symmetry
“Behind the asymmetric bars sat the gymnasts, a rainbow of tracksuits under a canopy of national flags.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an even surface with no roughness, bumps, or holes
“Bold and large textures, such as the bark of a tree or the rough surface of the door detail, are best revealed by strong, direct sidelight.”
Adjective
Opposite of facing or going in contrary directions
“In an adjacent room, domestic workers dressed in aprons were sitting around a table decked with pots and pans for a cooking lesson.”
Noun
Opposite of a similarity or comparison
“Surely, the dissimilarity in the effect points to a dissimilarity of cause.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another
“His results speak volumes of his incomparability in the field.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of connection between two or more people, event or things
“Many people argue that there is an unrelatedness between obesity and heart disease, despite strong medical evidence suggesting otherwise.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is the equal of another specified person or thing
Noun
Opposite of a connection or link between people or things
Noun
Opposite of a consideration of things relative to other similar cases
“She is a boastful person who is often prone to exaggeration when it comes to her achievements.”
Noun
Opposite of the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of the equator of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Noun
Opposite of a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else
“Evidence of Amis' complete dissociation from contemporary culture has played out lately amid his spacy declarations concerning the internet.”
Verb
Opposite of to correspond to, or to be similar to
“The perception of truth may vary from person to person, but there is always one eternal truth.”
Verb
Opposite of to match or be the equal of
“There are nine members whose opinions differ from the rest of the group.”
Verb
Opposite of to be, or seem to be, equal or comparable to
Verb
Opposite of to draw an association between two or more things
“I just wish I could disassociate this running commentary with my love life, as it is driving me insane.”
Verb
Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“Kieran said he was just happy to finish first, but to beat the world record was a nice bonus.”
Verb
Opposite of to be comparable to in quality or excellence
“He trains hard, wanting to lead the rest of the competition.”
Verb
Opposite of to make a duplicate or exact copy of
Verb
Opposite of to succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
“In business, architects often miss the mark by not asking the users what they want.”
Verb
Opposite of copy the actions of
Verb
Opposite of to agree, to be equal, to correspond to
“Not only does each version of events contradict with the previous one, they simultaneously add to the story.”
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