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What is the opposite of further?

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(less) Opposite of added to an existing or usual amount or number
“A more detailed investigation is necessary should you require less margin for error.”
(sufficient) Opposite of added to an existing or usual amount or number
“There is sufficient understanding in this field to go forward with the procedure.”
Opposite of more distant in space than another item of the same kind
“Still moving, we drew closer to our destination, and our hearts would begin to pound faster.”
Opposite of more remote from a central point
“They dug trenches near the river to redirect the flow of the water.”
Opposite of completing or enhancing something in a supplemental capacity
Opposite of added to an existing or usual amount or number
“It's not often necessary to do more than the required amount of hours, but employers do look more favorably on those who do.”
Opposite of further or additional
“As part of the included features, occupants have full access to the well-maintained gym, sauna, steam room, and BBQ area.”
Opposite of additional or recently discovered
“Some existing details surrounding the case have been rehashed and repeated.”
Opposite of additional to that already existing, used, or possessed
Opposite of serving as an effective means of pursuing an aim or goal
Opposite of at, or to, a more distant or advanced position or point
“The calls would get louder as they moved closer to the busy marketplace.”
Opposite of used to emphasize the difference between a supposed or suggested fact or state of mind and the truth
“You are closer to the truth than you think.”
Opposite of in addition
“The apartment isn't very clean. However, it does have a built-in central heating system.”
Opposite of adding to something or someone already considered
“It was exclusively my fault, so please don't punish the others for my wrongdoing.”
Opposite of in addition
“For a few dollars less, I might consider purchasing it.”
Opposite of in addition to (something)
“She had many pets including several sheep, a dog, but never any cows in the paddock.”
Opposite of further forward in time or place
“I advised him to keep along the path, but he started meandering off.”
Opposite of moving forward
Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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“There are constraints that inhibit the growth of existing firms and impede the growth of new ones.”
Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
Opposite of to make progress in the state or skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Opposite of to (give) support (to)
“Over the years she'd made it her business to discourage her daughter as much as she could.”
Opposite of to accept, support, or take on as one's own (an idea or a cause)
Opposite of to persuade someone of the merits of
“He would then proceed to slander his opponent with libelous claims.”
Opposite of to raise to a more important or impressive level
“He enters the dining room, ready to abase himself because he disdains everyone else.”
Opposite of to advise or suggest (something) as a course of action
“No one should discommend teaching future citizens to think critically and to subject orthodoxies and truisms to rigorous examination.”
Opposite of to improve in quality
“The internet quality in this area will continue to deteriorate due to the inclement weather forecast for the week ahead.”
Opposite of to offer a recommendation
Opposite of to raise to a higher or more important position or rank
“The crew would overthrow their Captain, demote his status, and relegate him to the prison deck.”
(in addition to) Opposite of as well as
Excluding that one mishap, your performance was otherwise flawless.”
Opposite of introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point
“The cows were rescued. Digressing, John was in a happy mood today.”
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