What is the opposite of practice?

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Noun
Opposite of the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something
Noun
Opposite of repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it
Noun
Opposite of the carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer
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 the action of putting something into operation
Noun
Opposite of a practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
Noun
Opposite of a traditional or accepted way of behaving, specific to a particular society, place, or time
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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 the use or application of a faculty, right, or process
Noun
Opposite of a peculiar or characteristic habit or mannerism
Noun
Opposite of the act of using something intangible
“The suppression of free speech should not be tolerated in our society.”
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 a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on from one generation to another
Noun
Opposite of ethics
Noun
Opposite of a method in which to do something
“Our idleness has led to decreased productivity.”
Noun
Opposite of a test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
Noun
Opposite of authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practice
Noun
Opposite of the activity for which a person or thing is employed to perform
“I go kite-boarding as part of my recreation and entertainment.”
Noun
Opposite of test run
Noun
Opposite of the usual state of something
“A change was introduced to the system to improve its processes and operation.”
Verb
Opposite of to do repeatedly so as to become skilled
Verb
Opposite of to put into effect
Verb
Opposite of to utilize or employ something intangible
“Do not neglect your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
Verb
Opposite of concentrate on specific area
Verb
Opposite of brush up
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 participate in
Verb
Opposite of to sharpen with a hone
Adjective
Opposite of unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
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