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What is the opposite of applied?

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Adjective
(theoretical) Opposite of put into practical use
“Your theory sounds reasonable in a theoretical sense, but cannot realistically be applied to the real world.”
Adjective
(impractical) Opposite of put into practical use
“Your inane ideas are virtually impracticable in any conceivable real-world scenario.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving or concerned with applied and industrial science or technology
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“We need to target resources towards generating relevant evidence rather than recycling inadequate or inapplicable evidence.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to exert or put to use
“A promise of confidentiality is a duty to maintain the secrecy of the information and not misuse or wrongfully disclose it.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to be applicable or relevant
“Those who concoct these systems exempt themselves from condemnation.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to put a layer of (something) on a surface
“He pointed to a spot on the weapon's surface which had been worn down a bit, as if someone had tried to scrape something off the surface.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to make a formal application or request
“If you are sure you have lost your wallet, you will have to cancel all your current credit cards.”
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