What is the opposite of touching?

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Adjective
Opposite of arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude
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Opposite of adjacent to, or having a common boundary or border
Adjective
Opposite of arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
Adjective
Opposite of producing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy
“The poem depicts a character in unemotional scenes, and it affords a model of normal morality.”
Adjective
Opposite of having great impact or influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing cheerfulness
Adjective
Opposite of eliciting cosy feelings of tenderness and sympathy
Adjective
Opposite of able to persuade
Adjective
Opposite of full of sorrow
Adjective
Opposite of providing inspiration
“We can barely remember what Joe was talking about during his largely uninspiring speech.”
Adjective
Opposite of thought-provoking in nature
“Simon's dull perspective of the world would often lead to awkward social interactions.”
Verb
Opposite of to examine through the sense of touch
“The customer did not purchase the dress after ignoring its superior fabric.”
Verb
(rare) Opposite of instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
“I am sure the new Star Wars movie will be boring Robert who dislikes science fiction.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to come into sensuous, and potentially inappropriate, physical contact with
“He would recoil in disgust at her aggressive and suggestive advances.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
(usually in the negative) Opposite of present participle for to eat or drink
“Leo tends to avoid greens like it is the plague!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
(dated, slang) Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Preposition
Opposite of relating to or concerning
“He continued to spout useless rhetoric despite its irrelevance to the matter.”
Preposition
Opposite of dealing with the subject of
“The student would ignore library areas and books unrelated to the research topic.”
Preposition
Opposite of in relation to
“The world working class must rally to the banner of internationalism and unite against globally organized capital.”
Preposition
Opposite of indicating pertinence to two or more parties
“This is a frivolous matter unrelated to our family.”
Preposition
Opposite of with reference to
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of the sense of touch
“You can differentiate a banana from a plantain by taste.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of physical touching
“As McGregor and Aldo face each other, there would be a separation between the two fighters.”
Noun
Opposite of the fact of two things being seen or placed close together (with contrasting effect)
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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