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Adjective
Opposite of lasting for a very short time
Adjective
Opposite of carried out on a superficial or cursory level
Adjective
Opposite of lasting or taking a small amount of time
“After years of professional service, Sarah decided to take an extended sabbatical to travel the world.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to the physical or biological condition or needs of being human
“He claimed that he was invulnerable to swords and spears, and had an immortal body, but he was only talking to the mortal world.”
Adjective
(of a remark) Opposite of expressed in a casual or understated way
Adjective
Opposite of made or done without much thought or premeditation
“The mayor provided a very considered response to a tricky question.”
Noun
Opposite of a person's death
Noun
Opposite of the act of confirming or substantiating
Noun
Opposite of a person harmed or killed as a result of an unfortunate event or action
“The assailant was caught when the shopkeeper recognized his face and reported it to the police.”
Noun
Opposite of an advance or forward movement
“Ronin surmised that no one had escaped the fight unscathed, and he began wondering if he should've called a retreat in the first place.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of moving through or forward in time or place
Noun
Opposite of the process of passing legislation
Noun
Opposite of an act of moving or going through a given point
“The convoys would have to come to a halt to undergo stringent checks before proceeding.”
Noun
Opposite of a marked change in form, nature, or appearance
“After years of stagnation, the economy seems to be on the move, albeit very slowly.”
Noun
Opposite of the way in which something progresses or develops
Adverb
(literary) Opposite of to a very large or great degree
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move across or through a given point
“We would have to stop at the crossing in order for the children to safely walk across to their school.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to get ahead of
“She would block my path and I would have to remain where I was for the duration of the escalator journey.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to go beyond the limits of
“In his last three attempts, Kenneth would consistently subceed his personal best time.”
Verb
(of a candidate) Opposite of present participle for to be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
“Do not entertain thoughts of failure, for you will fail before you even begin.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give or hand over
“I would rather you keep it for yourself than to give it to someone who does not deserve it.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to draw to a close
“If symptoms persist, please see a doctor.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to come to the end of one's life
“Even after a scary brush with death, he would continue to live on the edge.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to enact or establish legally or legislatively
“Some members of the Senate would reject any proposition to break away from the Union.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence)
“In an unexpected twist of fate, the judge would withhold the defendant's sentence.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to decide not to do something
“Ned Nederlander would accept the German's challenge of a quickdraw.”
Verb
(of an action or remark) Opposite of present participle for to happen
“He reminded her that his love for her would never fade.”
Verb
(of an action or remark) Opposite of present participle for to be accepted without scrutiny
“The media will scrutinize every little thing a professional athlete will do on-field and off-field.”
Verb
(of time) Opposite of present participle for to elapse
“Can you please stop the timer in approximately half an hour?”
Verb
(sport) Opposite of present participle for to kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player
“You should retain possession of the ball if there is nobody to pass to.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to express in words to someone
“If you are going to withhold important information, we will have to detain you.”
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