What is the opposite of polish?

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Noun
Opposite of smoothness or glossiness produced by rubbing or friction
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Opposite of refinement or elegance in a person or thing
Noun
Opposite of politeness, good manners
Noun
Opposite of civility, politeness, courtesy or gallantry
Noun
Opposite of having charm, sophistication or guile, especially when used to persuade others
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Opposite of a thin decorative covering of fine material applied to coarser wood or other material
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Opposite of fashionable elegance and sophistication
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Opposite of shine or lustre on a smooth surface
“The moisture would help to reduce the dullness of his bald head.”
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Opposite of a great level of skill or ability
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Opposite of the state or quality of being perfect
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Opposite of the quality of being sophisticated
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Opposite of an act of rubbing something
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Opposite of behavior that is both morally and socially correct
Verb
Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
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Opposite of to make shiny by applying a glossy substance to
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Opposite of to fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of clean, polish thoroughly
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“Using spray waxes or polishes on a surface will just dull the shine.”
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Opposite of to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“You'll need to scrub this stubborn stain nice and hard to remove it.”
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Opposite of to carry out an action to the end
“I have realized that I should perhaps abandon my search for the perfect wife.”
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Opposite of to improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence
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Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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Opposite of to make human or humane
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Opposite of to sharpen with a hone
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Opposite of complete or agree on a finished and definitive version of
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Opposite of to clean, especially with force
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Opposite of to advance or to promote the growth of
“The athlete knew that he would regress his skills if he did not continue to train hard.”
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Opposite of add detail to
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Opposite of to apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
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Opposite of to do something repeatedly so as to become skilled
“Arabelle thought to herself that she might just do it once and be done with it.”
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