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What is the opposite of direction?

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Opposite of the management or guidance of someone or something
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Opposite of an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
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Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
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Opposite of sovereignty, power or control
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Opposite of advice or information, especially that which is given formally
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Opposite of a general meaning or character
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Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
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Opposite of the profession or activity of teaching or educating
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Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
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Opposite of the manner in which an organization or activity is managed or directed
“The Council's inaction has allowed a worsening of conditions at the spot.”
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Opposite of an intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
“Their indifference may be due to the fact that they see the sheer pointlessness of this program.”
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Opposite of a general direction in which something is developing or changing
“He also continues to cut on film, a noticeable deviation from the industry standard of nonlinear digital editing.”
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Opposite of control of or dominion over an area or people
“Fundamentally, the subordination of the oppressed nations to the major powers is rooted in economic relations.”
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Opposite of the action or manner of controlling or regulating a state, organization, or people
“When law and order break down in a country, it is the first step towards anarchy and chaos.”
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Opposite of guidance offered with regard to prudent future action
“Not only did they not have his guidance, but they also were vulnerable to misguidance from unsavory characters.”
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Opposite of a course of action or a policy
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Opposite of the action of overseeing something
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
“The Chief Inspector stated to the media that the perpetrator would feel the full force of the law and pay for his transgression.”
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Opposite of a point of view from which something is seen, presented or approached
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Opposite of a viewpoint or opinion
“Indeed, his refusal to cooperate provided additional evidence, if any were needed, of his cluelessness.”
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Opposite of the practice or method of imposing strict rules of behavior on other people
“Attempts to curb the unruliness at home failed miserably because the parents had lost control of their kids.”
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Opposite of an established or official way of doing something
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Opposite of a general direction in which something is developing or changing
“Interplay is the appropriate word to describe his unusual oscillation between reality and imagination.”
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Opposite of a standard for others to follow
“You have been a terrible captain, and we hope the other players do not follow your bad example.”
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Opposite of the chance of something happening
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Opposite of intention or purpose
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Opposite of a reactionary response to a product, service, or task
“The nonresponse we have received so far has been rather concerning.”
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Opposite of the relative alignment or direction of something
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Opposite of a subject or topic being addressed
“That is a non-issue which we will not be focussing on during our meeting.”
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Opposite of a particular manner or style of doing something
“The cutlery was carelessly shoved onto the table in an uneven and chaotic mess.”
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Opposite of the action of making or manufacturing from components or raw materials
“Mass destruction of old cars in a manner that makes them worth something as scrap material would ease the sale of fourth-hand cars.”
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Opposite of a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority
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Opposite of the act of imparting knowledge
“I did not inform you of the news as your ignorance of the events would have been preferred.”
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Opposite of the prospect for the future
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