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What is the opposite of sustained?

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Opposite of held continuously at a certain level
“Despite the intermittent downpours, the punters stumped up in healthy numbers.”
Opposite of never relaxing or slackening
Opposite of remaining constant or in an unvarying state
Opposite of persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
Opposite of of having a great duration or lasting a long period of time
“The documentary was surprisingly brief, omitting plenty of key elements, and failing to answer many ethical questions the case had raised.”
Opposite of continuing over a (usually extended) period of time
“The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.”
Opposite of unceasingly intense in nature
Opposite of having been supported or backed
Opposite of kept in one's possession
Opposite of having or showing passion in the pursuit of a goal
“He is good with the kids, but too unambitious to make anything of his life.”
Opposite of having proved its value or truth
Opposite of at, or having, a steady and regular rhythm or pace
Opposite of in continuous succession
“For those engaged in weight training, sprint sessions, or building their cardiovascular base, go light on nonconsecutive days three times a week.”
Opposite of to have contributed in some way to
“The dark colors certainly worsened the room's dullness.”
Opposite of to have demonstrated to be true based on facts
“Steven's defense disproved the evidence brought forward by the prosecutors.”
Opposite of to have made a living for the benefit of others
“The dead-beat father regularly neglected his family and children.”
Opposite of past tense for to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
Opposite of past tense for to endure a challenging or traumatic experience
“This is a tribute to the millions of our people who refused to succumb to tyranny.”
Opposite of past tense for to experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
“I narrowly avoid an embarrassing face-plant as I misstep on to the stage during my introduction.”
Opposite of past tense for to bear or support without breaking or failing
“Apparently, paleontologists have wondered for years as to why the brachiosaurus didn't collapse under its own weight.”
Opposite of past tense for to strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Those unpleasant incidents would rankle in his mind and would plague him at nights when he lay sleepless, staring at the ceiling.”
Opposite of past tense for to uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
“There is suspicion that some political leaders may manipulate and corrupt the law to serve their personal ends.”
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