What is the opposite of practice?

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Noun
Opposite of the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing something
“This lateness is an aberration for the usually punctual Stephen, who is wilfully early in every appointment he has.”
Noun
Opposite of repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it
“With her piano concerto approaching, her parents were concerned to see Nicola engage in idleness rather than practice.”
Noun
Opposite of the carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer
“More than a few antique dealers start out as indefatigable collectors who make the decision to turn their avocation into a vocation.”
Noun
Opposite of the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it
“I told her that, on theory alone, it sounded like a good idea but it was going to be very difficult to execute.”
Noun
Opposite of a practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
Noun
Opposite of a settled or regular tendency or practice
“His deviation from customary practices in the gym has often landed him in hot water.”
Noun
Opposite of a test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of the action of putting something into operation
Noun
Opposite of customary or habitual usage
Noun
Opposite of a person's employment status
“Not bad for an incidental photographer who took up photography mostly as a necessity rather than an avocation.”
Noun
Opposite of behaviour that is considered acceptable or polite to most members of a society
Noun
Opposite of a method or set of methods for doing or organizing something
Noun
Opposite of a tendency to act in a particular way
“He has a disinclination to use his ears where musical influence is concerned.”
Noun
Opposite of test run
Noun
Opposite of a peculiar or characteristic habit or mannerism
Noun
Opposite of the act of using something
Noun
Opposite of the act of using something intangible
“The suppression of free speech should not be tolerated in our society.”
Noun
Opposite of an act performed for religious or ceremonial reasons
Noun
Opposite of an established or official way of doing something
Noun
Opposite of a method in which to do something
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of the execution or accomplishment of a task or series of tasks
“Constant failure in the industry had prompted him to rethink his career and consider a change.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being executed, utilized, or put into operation
“He put his plans on hold, thinking there was no rush to move back to London.”
Noun
Opposite of moral principles that govern the conduct of a person or organization
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
Noun
Opposite of authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practice
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to put into effect
“Even though diet constitutes 70% of what we consider good fitness and health, it is crucial not to disregard physical exercise.”
Verb
Opposite of participate in
Verb
Opposite of concentrate on specific area
Verb
(adhere to) Opposite of to closely follow, observe, or represent
“You either choose to follow the teachings of your religion or ignore it entirely.”
Verb
(engage in) Opposite of to participate or become involved in
“As it was, I spent a good deal of time trying to remove myself whenever the filming took place.”
Verb
Opposite of to sharpen with a hone
Adjective
Opposite of unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
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