What is the opposite of touch?

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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 come into sensuous, and potentially inappropriate, physical contact with
“He would recoil in disgust at her aggressive and suggestive advances.”
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Opposite of to be connected with
“Boat holds are a core exercise in which you sit on your bottom and lift your feet off the ground with your knees straight and toes pointed.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of to sadden or be saddened by
“He wished to gladden her with some bridal offering and, at the same time, allow the soldiery to continue the funeral feast and properly honor his father.”
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Opposite of to be comparable to in quality or excellence
“He trains hard, wanting to lead the rest of the competition.”
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Opposite of to have an affect or bearing on
“The Saints have the upper hand when it comes to past results versus Norwich, but it will have no bearing on the result later this week.”
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(touch on) Opposite of to make mention
“Thyra resolved to dismiss subjects on which they held different opinions.”
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Opposite of to rise to or attain a given level
“The current level is a lost cause, so I forfeit the mission and start again with a different strategy.”
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(usually in the negative) Opposite of to attend to or deal with
“I am not prepared to excuse or disregard this matter even if the defendant asks for it to be dealt with in isolation.”
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(usually in the negative) Opposite of to handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
Leave my stuff alone!”
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(usually in the negative) Opposite of to eat or drink
“Leo tends to avoid greens like it is the plague!”
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Opposite of to tarnish with something undesirable
“It has sometimes been said that Beethoven's father was responsible for falsifying his son's age in order to promote him as a child prodigy like Mozart.”
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(dated, slang) Opposite of to obtain money from, usually by borrowing (from a friend)
“My sister always gets herself into debt, and I have to loan her money to get her out of trouble.”
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Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to be situated along or around the edge of
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(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to become linked or connected to
“The stern is beginning to split from the aft part of the wreck and is falling to starboard.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Opposite of to cause a profound effect
“Postmodern thought tends to trivialize this desire, if not ignore it altogether.”
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Opposite of to come into contact with something or each other
“The road will diverge on either side of the bridge to join the old road on each side.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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Opposite of make or become more tender or loving
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Opposite of have a strong emotional effect on
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Opposite of to reach or achieve a desired goal, usually in numeric terms
“Jenna would miss placing first in the race by a fraction of second.”
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Opposite of to succeed in influencing or having an effect on
“A meaningless, colorless and dull project will not attain its goal and may even discourage people from participating in other measures.”
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Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Opposite of to charm or beguile
“Those earphones stuffed into your head will repel men from saying a single word to you.”
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Opposite of to tarnish with something undesirable
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Opposite of to be relevant or important to
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Opposite of to be applicable or relevant
“Those who concoct these systems exempt themselves from condemnation.”
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Opposite of to persuade (others) to support one's policy
“Exasperated at even an attempt to dissuade them from an act which only the genius of evil could have suggested, they murdered the unfortunate Syndic.”
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Opposite of to spoil or be the one bad feature of
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(refer to) Opposite of to have a relation or connection with
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Opposite of to tarnish with something undesirable
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Opposite of come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity
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Opposite of to urge, incite or persuade into doing something
“His temper on the court does nothing but discourage support from the spectators.”
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Opposite of be or seem to be equal or comparable to
Noun
Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
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Opposite of the faculty of perception through physical contact, especially with the fingers
“The stinging sensation he had experienced before became an acute pain, accompanied by an unpleasant numbness in his hands as if they were turning to ice.”
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Opposite of a small amount of something
“It wasn't just weeds, but there was also a lot of rubbish strewn all over the sidewalk.”
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Opposite of a small distinctive detail or feature
“On his way into the forest, Kevin found a blemish on the otherwise pristine carpet of snow.”
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Opposite of a particular manner or style of doing something
“The cutlery was carelessly shoved onto the table in an uneven and chaotic mess.”
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Opposite of a small quantity of something
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Opposite of a tiny amount
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Opposite of a very slight trace
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(mass noun) Opposite of the sense of touch
“You can differentiate a banana from a plantain by taste.”
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Opposite of an attribute of a thing or person
“Entrepreneurs were seen as chancers, but the stigma of setting up a business and risking failure has lessened.”
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Opposite of the state of physical touching
“As McGregor and Aldo face each other, there would be a separation between the two fighters.”
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Opposite of a very small or insignificant amount
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Opposite of an underlying quality or feeling
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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.”
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Opposite of significant artistic skill
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Opposite of a slight trace of something
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Opposite of a distinctive or characteristic feature
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Opposite of the action of communicating or meeting
“Dramatic outbursts of emotion or avoidance of people are two polarized possibilities for achieving self-affirmation.”
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Opposite of a distinguishing quality or attribute
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Opposite of a small amount of liquid extracted from something by squeezing
“There was an overflow of coffee in my cup when I attempted to draw a rosetta in my latte.”
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Opposite of an identifying characteristic, habit or trend
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Opposite of a very small or insignificant amount
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Opposite of a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something
“A disturbing nonfeature of many schools in this country is toilets.”
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Opposite of a shade or variety of a colour
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Opposite of a small amount of something
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Opposite of a slight trace or vestige of something
“Historically, the Indian lion is a representation of the country's courage, strength, tenacity, and wisdom.”
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