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What is the opposite of act?

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Noun
Opposite of something done
Noun
Opposite of a display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
Noun
Opposite of a set performance
Noun
Opposite of a manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
Noun
(request) Opposite of an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
Noun
(disorganisation) Opposite of an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
Noun
Opposite of a prescribed order for performing a ceremony
Noun
Opposite of an occurrence, or something that happens
“As it turned out, it was nothing!”
Noun
Opposite of something done as an action or movement
“The organization only engages in inactivity and one wonders why they even exist.”
Noun
Opposite of an exciting or noteworthy event, action or achievement
“He often spoke of his failure as an important learning experience from which he later benefited.”
Noun
Opposite of a manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
“Karl had a laid-back personality, which kept him under the radar screen during his high school and college football careers.”
Noun
Opposite of a set sequence in a performance
“They produced spontaneity and randomness in a performance that must have required hours upon hours of study and rehearsal.”
Noun
Opposite of the mechanics of a movement or action
“There was a significant degree of inflexibility in his movements, and the coach knew then and there that he would never make it as an athlete.”
Noun
Opposite of a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion
Noun
Opposite of an act performed for religious or ceremonial reasons
Noun
Opposite of a law, typically enacted by a government
Noun
Opposite of an activity or event one has undergone
“He was a lazy person, and his avoidance of having to do any work would infuriate many.”
Noun
Opposite of a division of a book, periodical, or broadcast serial
“The whole of the book was one big bore, and the protagonist lacked any notable climax to his personal story.”
Verb
Opposite of to take action or do something
Verb
Opposite of to behave in a specified way
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(in a play, film, or television) Opposite of to perform a fictitious role
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Opposite of to conceal or disguise one's true feelings or beliefs
Verb
Opposite of to act or perform a portrayal of
“When they finally got the man they wanted to direct the trilogy, they were over the moon.”
Verb
Opposite of to pretend or make a show of
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“Rules concerning relationships contain a requirement to express positive emotions, but also to be honest, which implies the expectation to show true emotions.”
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Opposite of to act or function in a specified manner
“Using less than ideal materials, Nico believes that it will fail as a makeshift tent.”
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Opposite of to take action because of a given event
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Opposite of to act positively and decisively to resolve a problem
“We cannot just sit around and do nothing while the problem exacerbates.”
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Opposite of to be applied or take effect in an expected or specified manner
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Opposite of to perform a show or in a show
“The musician would rest in between shows by visiting the beautiful northern beaches.”
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
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Opposite of to behave affectedly, especially in order to impress others
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Opposite of to make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
“There's a time be serious but there's also a time to let your hair down and have a good time.”
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Opposite of to produce the desired effect
“He waited for an hour, but the medication would fizzle and have no effect.”
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Opposite of to perform a fictitious role
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Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“He tries hard to fulfill duties that represent honesty and kindness.”
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Opposite of to conduct oneself, or to perform, in a specified or expected way
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Opposite of to serve, or be used in, a secondary purpose
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(appear to be) Opposite of to outwardly look or be perceived as
“Although they play many serious roles, they are comedians at heart.”
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Opposite of to carry out a role or penalty
“It was rumored that he used his father's connections to shirk his military duties.”
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