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What is the opposite of operative?

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Opposite of still currently functioning or in operation
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Opposite of representing the key, or most important, aspect of something
Opposite of so nearly the case that it can be regarded as so
“Please be aware of what you need to do in the unlikely event of an emergency.”
Opposite of in effect at the specified time
“The ban on flammable liquids will be rolled back next Monday.”
Opposite of used or accepted broadly by most people
Opposite of put into practical use
“Your theory sounds reasonable in a theoretical sense, but cannot realistically be applied to the real world.”
(in a crime, process, etc) Opposite of associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant
“Senior officers believe that their suspect and the events that took place earlier this month are unrelated.”
Opposite of referring to the period following a surgical operation
Opposite of being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
“Access to these amenities is restricted.”
Opposite of practical in nature
“Unfortunately, all of the suggestions put forward so far have been rather impractical.”
Opposite of being in a healthy and functional state
“His faculties were still ailing after having endured multiple concussions during his sporting career.”
Opposite of an employee, especially one who does manual or non-executive work
Opposite of a person who makes or creates material objects partly or entirely by hand
Opposite of all the people employed by a particular organization
Opposite of an individual who provides labor to a company or another person
“According to Roy, his employer wasn't impressed by his work ethic, and he needed to lift.”
Opposite of a person placed in a group as a spy or informer
“You are the only person I can call my confidant, I can't trust anybody else!”
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