What is the opposite of result?

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Noun
Opposite of the conclusion to which any course or condition of things leads
“The feeding on a plant's nectar, by birds or insects, is the primary cause of pollination.”
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Opposite of the reaching of a goal through effort
“As a perfectionist, he felt that his less-than-perfect exam score was an unfulfillment of his diligence and application.”
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(by extension) Opposite of a positive or favorable outcome
“Not winning a medal at the Olympics was a great failure for the athlete after years of hard work.”
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Opposite of an answer to a problem or puzzle
“He has been wracking his brain over this particular problem for hours.”
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Opposite of a thing that is complete in itself
“Each individual constituent contributes in its own way the to the coherent whole.”
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Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
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Opposite of the consequence brought about by a particular event
“The inconsequentiality of the evidence brought forward against the defendant has been a complete waste of the court's time.”
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Opposite of an unwelcome experience or action undergone or done as a condition of achieving an objective
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Opposite of something occurring at a given time; an outcome
“There is an unlikelihood of rain falling this weekend, much to the chagrin of farmers around the country.”
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Opposite of a newly occurring incident in a current state of affair
“Our reporters have reached a standstill in their reporting due to authorities blocking their access to the site.”
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Opposite of the consequence of an action, irrespective of good or bad
“The group was often perceived as carrying out their own brand of vigilante justice with impunity.”
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Opposite of the act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed
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Opposite of the last part of a piece of music, an entertainment, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting
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Opposite of a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
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Opposite of a final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a story
“Excavation work at the beginning of the project led to disused cellars, old gas pipes, and old tramlines being unearthed.”
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Opposite of a judgment or verdict arrived at after consideration
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Opposite of a solution to a problem or dilemma
“Whether I take the red pill or the blue pill is the dilemma I'm currently faced with.”
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Opposite of decorative domestic objects made by hand
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Opposite of the process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research
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Opposite of the whole number or amount of something
Verb
Opposite of to occur or follow as the consequence of something
“The leader's haughtiness and aloofness would cause a state of derangement in large swathes of the populace due to their extreme hatred for him.”
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
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Opposite of to come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
“The two tribes have agreed to cease all hostilities with each other in order to bring peace and harmony to their own villages.”
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Opposite of start to happen
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(flow from) Opposite of to proceed or be produced continuously
“It was expected that workplace complaints would diminish once the staff was provided with precise and sufficient information.”
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Opposite of to proceed, come or flow out from
“With her windows shut, the smell of spices would be contained within my neighbor's kitchen as she prepared her dinner.”
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Opposite of to happen so as to stop something
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Opposite of to come to be
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Opposite of to reach or bring to a climax
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Opposite of to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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