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Adjective
Opposite of done without delay, or with speed
“He walked away to check on the doctor's availability and got a delayed response.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by punctuality
“He and Dahlia are fashionably late as always, but since today is their one-year anniversary, I think it's perfectly acceptable.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time
“According to the model, the Big Bang is followed by a period of slow expansion and gradual accumulation of dark energy.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or done quickly and promptly
“The input is to be treated as a delayed reply to an earlier question.”
Adjective
Opposite of completed or done with efficiency and speed
“I deserve an overdue apology and demand to know what transpired 5 years ago!”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or coming rapidly or immediately
Adjective
Opposite of timely or marked by good timing
“I decided that I would give the rapscallion a severe lashing as recompense for his untimely calling.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing or happening right now
“The Avengers have faced a number of dangerous enemies, each time finding a way to save the Earth from an impending end.”
Adjective
Opposite of operating at high speed and in the shortest or most effective manner
“Commuters complained about the train making too many stops and taking an indirect route to get to their destination.”
Adjective
Opposite of given or done without hesitation
Adjective
Opposite of done or arranged in haste, usually in response to a critical situation
“Surprisingly, Mr. Marchant said it was not uncommon for jewelers to transport precious stones in this seemingly casual way.”
Adjective
Opposite of fast, nimble or dextrous in movement
Verb
Opposite of to cause someone to take a course of action
“Like her, I also believe that there was a strong presence trying to discourage me from proceeding.”
Verb
(of an event or fact) Opposite of to cause or bring about (an action or feeling)
“The other side of the argument is that harsher penalties, especially incarceration, will deter future offending of the particular individual being punished.”
Verb
Opposite of to refresh the memory of, especially encouraging someone to speak
“She gave Danny the cue to distract the best man from finishing his speech.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring about or cause to happen
Verb
(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Verb
Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
Verb
Opposite of to start, activate or put into action
“A protective system is connected to the power system to sense selected circuit conditions and deactivate the power system upon the occurrence of a fault.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause or bring about the existence of something
Verb
Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
Verb
Opposite of to bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
Verb
Opposite of to encourage or arouse interest, activity or enthusiasm in
“Each attack is designed to demoralize our people and divide us from one another.”
Verb
Opposite of to produce or give rise to
“Without the Council of the Elders, unruly, power-hungry politicians will destroy the rebellion from the inside.”
Verb
Opposite of to infuse into the mind
“We simply declared that a resort to arms would plunge the country into civil war, and extinguish all hope of an amicable settlement.”
Verb
Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
Noun
Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
Noun
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a subtle cue or hint
Noun
Opposite of a warning or piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way
Adverb
(British) Opposite of exactly (with reference to a specified time)
“Departure delays will start at approximately 8:00 a.m. and fluctuate throughout the day.”
Adverb
Opposite of at a suitable time
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