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What is the opposite of yearn?

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Opposite of to have a strong desire for
Opposite of to have a strong want or desire
“She would dismiss his advances and leave the premises shortly after.”
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 think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
Opposite of to be very eager for something
“I would hesitate to eat anything that moves, even if I was starving.”
Opposite of to have a desire (for)
(rare) Opposite of to have an attraction to or feel affection for someone
“I despise that woman who so vehemently defended my close friend's tormentor.”
Opposite of to (attempt to) mentally cause to happen
“The caterers spent the entire time flapping their arms in a furious, but futile attempt to discourage the flies from landing on their foods.”
Opposite of a deep longing or wish for something
“The crowd and judges were shocked when the pageant contestant expressed disgust for world peace.”
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