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Noun
Opposite of a blow or strike
Noun
Opposite of a blow with the fist
Noun
A hard strike or hit
“Stryver angrily made his feelings known, with a plump of his fist on the desk.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
Noun
Opposite of a long, narrow mark or band
Noun
Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of rubbing something
Noun
Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
Noun
Opposite of loss of consciousness fromblockage in vein or artery
Noun
Opposite of the property of being lucky
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Opposite of a sudden attack of illness, especially a stroke or an epileptic fit
Noun
Opposite of a sudden burst of intense emotion
“Her favorite character is Data, an android who, for all his emotionlessness, has a great curiosity about being human.”
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Opposite of excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour
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Opposite of the act of physically moving
“Wu Luan does not move, embodying an extreme motionlessness in contrast to Wan's energetic exit.”
Noun
Opposite of a forceful clash of two entities
“The dodging of his opponent's jab was important because it allowed him to counter with an uppercut that resulted in a knockout.”
Noun
Opposite of a recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity
Noun
Opposite of a small amount of something, especially a light coating or layer (such as of paint)
Verb
(aggravate) Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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(disbelieve) Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Opposite of to examine through the sense of touch
“The shop assistant tried to get her to ignore the superior fabric of the handbag because she would not have purchased it anyway.”
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Opposite of to flatter someone, typically to convince or obtain something
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Opposite of to come into general physical contact with
“If you see mushrooms in the wild, don't be tempted to pick it up, and instead avoid them.”
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Opposite of to enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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Opposite of to act in an obsequious way
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Opposite of to charm or persuade someone with flattery
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Opposite of to flatter or compliment excessively
“He was a mean person who would constantly insult others due to his own insecurities.”
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(typography) Opposite of to make a typeface have a thicker or heavier stroke
“I can't read any of this until you narrow the typeface.”
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Opposite of to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Opposite of to touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The last thing a trainer should do is to strike their horse.”
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Opposite of to move across or through a given point
“We would have to stop at the crossing in order for the children to safely walk across to their school.”
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