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Opposite of done without delay, or with speed
“He walked away to check on the doctor's availability and got a delayed response.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of happening or done quickly and promptly
“The input is to be treated as a delayed reply to an earlier question.”
Opposite of completed or done with efficiency and speed
“I deserve an overdue apology and demand to know what transpired 5 years ago!”
Opposite of happening or coming rapidly or immediately
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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of done quickly without deliberation
“Ari made a deliberate decision to get Vincent the leading role in Aquaman.”
Opposite of showing or having skill, especially with the hands
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.”
Opposite of given or done without hesitation
“I was hesitant about watching a movie that featured a rock star as its main player.”
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.”
(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.”
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.”
Opposite of to bring about or cause to happen
(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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.”
Opposite of to cause or bring about the existence of something
Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
Opposite of to bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
Opposite of a subtle cue or hint
Opposite of a warning or piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way
(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.”
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