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What is the opposite of want?

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Opposite of to have a desire for
“I quite dislike having maple syrup on my pancakes.”
Opposite of to intend or plan to do something
“You decided to ignore your responsibility as a parent and instead, indulged in vices.”
Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
Opposite of to feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not currently in existence
“Pablo would choose to spurn their offer for protection in return for inside information.”
Opposite of to require as a necessity
“Studying and working hard will ultimately produce success.”
Opposite of to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
“I always dread working with my grumpy manager.”
Opposite of to require (something) as rightfully due or appropriate in the circumstances
“Mr. Secretary, I confirm your objectives, but I think we need to optionalize contingencies.”
Opposite of to feel regret or sadness at no longer being able to enjoy the presence of
“I tire of you being nice for one moment and cruel the next.”
Opposite of to require as a necessity
“I have enough manpower for the task, so I won't require your help.”
Opposite of to require something to be brought about
Opposite of a lack or deficiency of something
“He felt hungry in the presence of food.”
Opposite of the state of being poor and in need
“It was a time of abundance, and many people were wealthy.”
Opposite of a desire for something
“The contestant expressed that her primary dislike was conflict and war.”
(rare) Opposite of a weakness or defect in character
“He is lazy and smug, but his one virtue is his intelligence.”
Opposite of the state of being devoid of something
“Katie said that she had recently come into possession of a letter written by her great grandmother.”
Opposite of a completely empty space, or the state of being completely empty
“The cities of the country differ from one another only in degrees of sootiness, smelliness, noisiness, and crowdedness.”
Opposite of something that is wished for, or considered desirable
Opposite of severe suffering, difficulty or privation
“My fortune enabled me to live my life in comfort and luxury, but it also gave me too much time.”
Opposite of a shortcoming or weakness
Opposite of an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
“Their response to our pressing need for more resources was rather tentative and non-commital.”
Opposite of a pressing requirement
“There will be a nonnecessity for waiters as the eatery looks to implement a self-service system.”
Opposite of a state of requiring help
“Thanks to your help, the children are now experiencing a time of good fortune.”
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