What is the opposite of preferred?

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Adjective
Opposite of treated or regarded with partiality
“When they could not procure the mahi-mahi, Johnny reluctantly accepted the mackerel, his unpreferred choice.”
Adjective
Opposite of better than some other option
Adjective
Opposite of selected as the best or most desirable
Adjective
Opposite of something or someone that is beloved
“Because of the affair, you have become irrelevant to me.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by widespread appeal or likeability
“She turned up to the event in a rather unappealing brown dress.”
Adjective
Opposite of preferred to all others of the same kind
Adjective
Opposite of singled out from a number or group
“We hope all the artists, chosen and unchosen, get a boost in sales from the appearance on the show.”
Adjective
Opposite of offering or producing the greatest advantage
“The worst thing you can do right now is to do nothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of according to one's preferences or requirements
“They were given unspecified measurements, so they were uncertain as to whether to guess or proceed at all.”
Adjective
Opposite of necessary or intended
“Everything seems to fit together perfectly, and one doesn't catch any extra or superfluous notes.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving or creating favorable circumstances that increase the chances of success or effectiveness
“The Germans were hampered by poor visibility, in addition to being in an unfavorable tactical position, just as Jellicoe had intended.”
Adjective
Opposite of popular or in demand
Undesirable traits such as health defects, aggressiveness or lack of docility are selected against.”
Verb
Opposite of to have picked one option over another
“I absolutely disfavored just lazing about at home instead of going out for a walk.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to like better
“Many of the institutionalized negotiation spaces in real life disprefer dealing with emotions.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to select (someone or something) from a range of possibilities
“Vegetables are something I disprefer over having a nice juicy steak.”
Verb
(formal) Opposite of past tense for to submit (a charge or a piece of information) for consideration
“The main witness of the prosecution decided to withdraw his testimony, explaining that he had implicated Pichugin at the investigator's request.”
Verb
(archaic) Opposite of past tense for to advance or promote (someone or something), especially to a prestigious position
“They told him that if he doesn't start pulling his weight around here, they're going to demote him to paper-pusher.”
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