What is the opposite of affection?

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Noun
Opposite of a gentle feeling of fondness or liking
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“My heart began to lift at that point, as I realized that not everyone shared the same hatred for my family.”
Noun
Opposite of an affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing
“For the most part, I hate losing hard-earned money, hence my aversion to Las Vegas.”
Noun
Opposite of a characteristic that is distinctive of a particular person, thing or place
“Still, for all our differences, country folk and city slickers possess one commonality.”
Noun
Opposite of an abnormal state that disrupts one's normal bodily functioning
“Positive mental wellness is about living in a way that is good for you and the people around you.”
Noun
Opposite of an illness that disrupts normal physical or mental functions
Noun
Opposite of an illness or medical condition, especially a relatively minor one
Noun
Opposite of kindness or compassion in one's manner or actions
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
“David harbored no malice towards his sister when she crashed his Ferrari ten years ago.”
Noun
Opposite of a natural inclination or tendency towards something
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of great love for someone or something
Noun
Opposite of denoting a strong feeling of emotional attachment
“He struggled with feelings of scorn and resentment towards his father who had neglected him during his childhood.”
Noun
Opposite of of having reverence for something or someone
“His treason was considered blasphemy towards his king and country.”
Noun
Opposite of an attribute of a thing or person
“Entrepreneurs were seen as chancers, but the stigma of setting up a business and risking failure has lessened.”
Noun
Opposite of sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others
“Many of the world's ills can be traced back to society's general indifference for their fellow men.”
Noun
Opposite of a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something
“A disturbing nonfeature of many schools in this country is toilets.”
Noun
Opposite of a physical (or sometimes figurative) ailment or disease
“In other cases, where a cure is not possible, the treatment aims to maximize the length and quality of life.”
Noun
Opposite of a small distinctive detail or feature
“On his way into the forest, Kevin found a blemish on the otherwise pristine carpet of snow.”
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