What is the opposite of target?

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Noun
Opposite of an objective or result towards which efforts are directed
“The loss of institutional memory and the attrition rate experienced by each squadron add to the pointlessness of the exercise.”
Noun
(antagonizer) Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
“He seemingly forgets that he is the antagonizer and the one who indeed causes the most trouble on chat.”
Noun
(culprit) Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
“The Chief Inspector promised the community that the culprit would be arrested soon.”
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(seriousness) Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
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Opposite of intention or purpose
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of a goal or set of goals planned ahead of time
“Igor had a sudden compulsion to go bungee jumping.”
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Opposite of that which is intended, such as an aim or a goal
“Even implied destiny is constantly thwarted, as the accidentalness of life continually interrupts the possibility of a shared and meaningful future.”
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of an aim, intention or purpose
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Opposite of a hope or ambition of achieving something
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of the place to which someone or something is going or being sent
“The origin is a bustling metropolitan area in Brazil and they will have to solve a puzzle to find a clue to their next destination.”
Noun
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 a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
Noun
Opposite of the core or basis for something
“Briefly, the initially adsorbed liposomes seemed to collapse from the outer periphery toward the center of the liposome.”
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Opposite of an end goal or ambition
“Some writers and voices in the media explain away the apparent purposelessness of today's youth by problematizing the younger generation.”
Noun
Opposite of a passionate aspiration or ambition
“He had an aversion to thoughts of having to stay in his hometown for the rest of his life.”
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Opposite of an animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey
Noun
Opposite of the latest time or date by which something should be completed
Verb
Opposite of to select as an object of attention or attack
“The disclosures prompted moves in his constituency to deselect him.”
Verb
Opposite of to aim something at
“In the defensive condition, sources were asked to ignore the target because he or she appears dangerous.”
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