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Noun
Opposite of general or urgent haste to get somewhere or do something
“He had now to state, that circumstances, however, had since occurred, which had induced a delay on the part of his Majesty's Ambassador in Paris.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or action of setting upon with force, especially by an army or military
“His defense against the attack was skillfully conducted, but the precipitate retreat of the British was probably due rather to the destruction of their fleet by Macdonough.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden flow or flood
“With this system, a trickle of water is discharged continuously near each plant.”
Noun
Opposite of a flurry of hasty activity
“An unnatural quiet settled on the town as the townspeople returned to their homes and shut themselves in.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden strong demand for a commodity
“When I went to Washington I discovered that we had a surplus of more commodities than the ones I mentioned.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
“How can we overcome the general ennui associated with the thought of another incredibly boring day ahead of us?”
Noun
Opposite of an act, or the state, of streaming or flowing out, especially rapidly
“The City Center division has to supply additional manpower to maintain law and order due to the large influx of supporters converging on the City Center.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
“Evidently, the sudden retreat fatigued the troops as well as discouraged them.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare
Noun
Opposite of a sudden or brief outbreak or burst of something
Noun
Opposite of an intensive or sudden military attack
Noun
Opposite of a sudden gushing stream
Noun
Opposite of a large number of similar things coming in quick succession
Noun
Opposite of a fierce or destructive attack
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief outbreak
Noun
Opposite of a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior
Verb
Opposite of to move or proceed very quickly
“He strode off to the tube station, leaving her to dawdle back to Piccadilly.”
Verb
Opposite of to act or move something with great urgency or haste
“Someone with a family history of allergic conditions, such as allergies, eczema, or asthma, might want to delay introducing eggs until later.”
Verb
Opposite of to take violent or aggressive action against
“Many enemies were able to defend against the attack from one direction, but they quickly fell under the attack from the other direction.”
Verb
Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
“Glimmers of twilight began to seep through, as water might trickle through a basket's rushes.”
Verb
(informal) Opposite of to move or depart hastily
“Do you mind if we stay here a little longer?”
Verb
Opposite of to move at a fast speed on foot
“She watched in gentle adoration, her two-year-old daughter walk slowly toward her.”
Verb
Opposite of to hasten the progress of or make easier
“Disruptive tactics were deliberately used to hinder the process of coming to an agreement.”
Verb
Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
Verb
Opposite of to assault or attack (someone)
Adjective
Opposite of done with speed, often resulting in inferior quality
“Even when small things are done in a meticulous way, it looks like dignity.”
Adjective
Opposite of performed with, or requiring urgency
“Since that is a low-priority task, it can wait until this new one is finished.”
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