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What is the opposite of closely?

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Opposite of exactly as stated in words, not figuratively or idiomatically
Opposite of in a focused or absorbed manner
Opposite of in a thorough manner
“Stacks of bricks and timber covered in tarpaulins were piled carelessly around half-built houses.”
Opposite of literally, exactly, following the rules as written
Opposite of in a comprehensive, exhaustive or extensive way
“I believe the investigation was conducted inadequately and a new inquiry will be required.”
Opposite of in direct relation
“The company works indirectly with several suppliers that have warehousing in Mexico and will deliver products to the company's customers.”
Opposite of with or in proximity to another person or people
“They can't focus when they are with each other, so they've had to do their activities separately.”
Opposite of in a similar way
“The measures include a number of arbitrary limits that cause persons dissimilarly disadvantaged to receive essentially the same benefits.”
Opposite of in a dense or thick manner
Opposite of at or to a place or time not far away
“He wanted to run far away to a place where he could be alone.”
Opposite of adverb for only a short distance away or apart in space or time
“The next town is pretty far from here.”
(loosely) Opposite of adverb for closely packed
“The bridge was composed of loose wooden planks, which made it very rickety.”
(clearly) Opposite of adverb for closely packed
“Our favorite restaurant is typically uncrowded during the weekdays.”
Opposite of adverb for on very affectionate or intimate terms
“My daughter and I have sadly become rather distant in recent years.”
Opposite of adverb for uncomfortably humid or airless
“I sat in the open and airy bar area while I waited for the rest of the party.”
Opposite of adverb for secretive with information
“He was always open about his mental health problems and how it affected his career as a professional athlete.”
Opposite of adverb for predisposed against giving or sharing
“His grandfather was a wealthy businessman who was always generous with his money.”
Opposite of adverb for with evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“The match never reached any great heights as it was incredibly one-sided.”
Opposite of adverb for characterized by conscientious attention to details
“It was evident that the editor had merely given the report a cursory glance based on the number of grammatical mistakes it contained.”
Opposite of adverb for vigilant, especially for danger or disorder
“You can't afford to be careless when you are traveling.”
Opposite of adverb for not deviating or varying greatly from something
“Even though they are twins, they have only slight similarities outside of their appearance.”
(of a secret) Opposite of adverb for carefully guarded
“The location of this beautiful lake has become open knowledge due to social media.”
Opposite of adverb for denoting a family member who is part of a person's immediate family
“We do share the same surname, but we are merely distant cousins.”
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