What is the opposite of up?

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Adverb
Opposite of towards a higher place or position
“She'd put the vase down there, beside a closed laptop computer.”
Adverb
Opposite of used as an intensifier, typically to indicate a completed action or state
“It would have been better for him if he had not pretended to do the good work than to do it incompletely.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a northerly direction
“Tired of living in poverty and discouraged by shrinking job opportunities, they headed south to live with relatives who could offer economic assistance.”
Adverb
Opposite of at an elevated position
“Arthur Morgan crouched low so as not to startle the deer.”
Adverb
Opposite of from a lower to higher position
Adverb
Opposite of into separate parts or pieces
Adverb
(of an alcoholic drink) Opposite of chilled (stirred or shaken over ice) and served in a cocktail glass, with no ice
Preposition
Opposite of toward the top of
“When I first go down the cellar I put the laundry in the washer.”
Preposition
Opposite of situated above or at the top of
“He is standing at the base of the stairs that lead up to the balcony seating, surrounded by the rest of the gang.”
Preposition
Opposite of further along (in any direction)
“In less than a quarter of a mile, walk around the road closure at the campground's west end and continue on the road, skirting the meadow on the left.”
Adjective
Opposite of raised or elevated in level, quantity, volume or degree
“We were told the economy is growing, unemployment is down, and incomes are up.”
Adjective
Opposite of finished or having been brought to an end
“It is advisable to prepare a draft acceptable to both parties at the earliest possible while the business negotiations are ongoing.”
Adjective
Opposite of knowledgeable as a result of previous exposure to a given subject
“If you're not prepared for it or unfamiliar with this technology, then all you need to do is to follow the following steps to ensure that your site is migrated safely.”
Adjective
Opposite of having risen from sleep and out of one's bed
“I hoped it was late enough that my dad would be asleep so that he would not notice that I came in past curfew.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a happy, optimistic or cheerful mood or disposition
“They were members of working-class families, who felt disenchanted with the system and pessimistic about their chances of securing good jobs.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a winning position during a contest
“They had a good team, but they were behind at halftime.”
Adjective
Opposite of state of being happy and contented
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Adjective
Opposite of denotes a termination of something or an action
“He noted to the King, that this was only the initial part of the war.”
Adjective
Opposite of finished, having reached an end or conclusion
“Pritchard was in no mood to deal with the unfinished construction of the new bridge.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of eager, prepared or willing to do or have something
“He had poor eye contact and was generally uncooperative and unwilling to be interviewed.”
Adjective
Opposite of in preparation or progress
Adjective
(also used in adverb or preposition form) Opposite of finished or having been brought to an end
“Good health and peace of mind are crucial to my ongoing happiness.”
Adjective
Opposite of deft, dexterous, or skillful
Adjective
Opposite of occurring at a specific point in time
Adjective
Opposite of modern, contemporary
Verb
Opposite of to increase in amount, size, degree or value
“One innovative attempt to reduce the cost of books, and thus to make reading more accessible, was the development of circulating libraries.”
Verb
Opposite of to physically raise to a higher level
“The guard must have been satisfied with what Raven said because he signaled the city to lower the drawbridge over the moat.”
Verb
(plunge) Opposite of to elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
“The dress would plunge to the ground in the front and the back.”
Verb
(decline) Opposite of to elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
Verb
Opposite of in a state of preparation or waiting
Verb
Opposite of make or become tight or tighter
Verb
Opposite of to hand over or expend as payment
“Eva decided to be frugal and save her cash for a rainy day.”
Noun
Opposite of great happiness and exhilaration
Noun
Opposite of making greater
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