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What is the opposite of study?

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Noun
Opposite of the devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject
“Some students who have not yet been accepted to college have a gap year specifically to build their resumes.”
Noun
Opposite of an academic book or article on a particular topic
“I doubt I have ever read a novel with so many extravagantly nonsensical similes and rococo metaphors.”
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Opposite of a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation
“This chapter concludes by identifying the research gap and formulating the research question as to the starting point for further analysis.”
Noun
Opposite of a room used or designed for reading, writing, or academic work
“This is my rumpus room on the second floor, where I have the foosball table, Ms. Pac-Man machine, and posters from rallies.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being lost in thought
“The subject seems to be in a heightened state of awareness and is ready to pounce any minute.”
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Opposite of a formal investigation often held before a jury
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Opposite of the act, art or result of assessing or reviewing something
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Opposite of a short piece of writing on a particular subject
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Opposite of studying something carefully
Noun
Opposite of a state of dreaming while awake
Noun
Opposite of the act of thinking
“The boy constructed his project with such mindlessness, that his teachers were unable to make sense of what he was trying to achieve.”
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Opposite of serious thought or consideration
“They moved with heedlessness and dreamlike courage towards the doom they had so assiduously courted.”
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Opposite of critical observation or examination
Noun
Opposite of consideration or deliberation
Noun
Opposite of the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information
“Official reaction was one of complete incomprehension as to how such a thing could even happen.”
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Opposite of knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught
“It is ok to admit ignorance as long as you are willing to seek the truth.”
Noun
Opposite of a study of the structure or internal workings of something
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Opposite of the action or process of closely observing or monitoring something or someone
Noun
Opposite of an instance of daydreaming
Noun
Opposite of repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it
“With her piano concerto approaching, her parents were concerned to see Nicola engage in idleness rather than practice.”
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Opposite of a period or act of reading something
“As she got older, you could observe a drift in her writing towards more serious subjects.”
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Opposite of an examination to test or ascertain the quality or accuracy of something
Noun
Opposite of a brief summary, as of a book or a presentation
“I can't wait to dive into the details of this report.”
Noun
Opposite of a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory
Noun
Opposite of a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders
Noun
Opposite of agreement in direction, tendency, or character
Noun
Opposite of an outline or image universally applicable to a general conception
Verb
Opposite of to apply oneself to study
“Most children, as well as many adults, would rather play than study most of the time if given a choice.”
Verb
Opposite of to examine or analyze
“Those who rise above the rest do not ignore the little details.”
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Opposite of to look at closely in order to observe or read
“You might want to just skim through Galileo's geometrical proofs and focus your attention on his conclusions.”
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Opposite of to learn or be taught (something)
“I had to unlearn school chemistry in order to understand quantum mechanics.”
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Opposite of to consider or give serious or careful thought to
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Opposite of to study
“This program will teach you how to maximize your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses.”
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Opposite of to study or check into thoroughly
“The media would largely ignore Hayden's claim of being attacked by someone who was displeased by his attire.”
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Opposite of to examine critically and minutely
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Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
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Opposite of to see or notice
“How did you miss that? It was the single best shot ever made!”
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Opposite of to investigate or delve into
“In light of the results of the local gendarmes' investigation, on Tuesday the public prosecutor decided to close the case.”
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(British) Opposite of to study (an academic subject) at a university
“I poured my heart and soul into this subject because I did not want to fail it.”
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Opposite of to study, inspect or look over
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Opposite of to do something repeatedly so as to become skilled
“Arabelle thought to herself that she might just do it once and be done with it.”
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(major in) Opposite of to concentrate on a particular area of study
“I have decided to diversify my areas of study to encompass several subjects.”
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Opposite of to monitor or follow through observation
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