What is the opposite of aid?

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Noun
Opposite of financial or material help given
“The greatest hindrance to the development of rural patriotism is that very prevalent and quite contagious disease, urbanitis.”
Noun
Opposite of practical, moral or emotional help or support given
“Though Dean was the only one of eight children in his family who wanted to continue with farming, he got nothing but discouragement from his parents.”
Noun
Opposite of an assistant who helps a more senior or skilled person
“We want you to report directly to your senior and tell them what you saw this night.”
Noun
Opposite of a useful or valuable thing or person
“Vincent highlighted the lack of education as a disadvantage for local communities who are ill-prepared to take on the more highly skilled jobs in oil production.”
Noun
Opposite of something that is given as charity, especially a sum of money
Noun
Opposite of the voluntary giving of alms or aid to those in need
Noun
Opposite of a kind or helpful deed
“Doing him a disfavor would be sure to bring the vultures swooping down on his business.”
Noun
Opposite of support for an idea or cause
Noun
Opposite of an assistant to another person, especially to a superior or more important person
Noun
Opposite of an unexpected good fortune or benefit
Noun
Opposite of the act of ministering
Noun
Opposite of action given to provide assistance
“The harm he would regularly inflict on his elderly neighbor was noticed by others.”
Noun
Opposite of a humanitarian treatment or consideration for others
“His actions speak volumes about his blatant disregard for his fellow men.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of benefiting from the use or ownership of something
Noun
Opposite of the property of being serviceable, of being useful for some function
Noun
Opposite of an act of being of assistance or help to someone
“He made a public apology for the hurt he had brought upon the family.”
Noun
Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
“In patients with contained herniation, exacerbation of pain may be due to an increase in intradiscal pressure.”
Noun
Opposite of backing or support received from, or provided by, someone
“Do so at your peril, and incur his wrath at your discretion.”
Noun
Opposite of aid or alms
Noun
Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Verb
Opposite of to help financially or in other ways
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“Once you do the math, you can see that in many cases, lowering your loan payments can hinder you financially in the long run.”
Verb
Opposite of to (give) support (to)
“Over the years she'd made it her business to discourage her daughter as much as she could.”
Verb
Opposite of to fit in with the wishes or needs of
“We will not permit men like you to disoblige our guests and disrupt the conference.”
Verb
Opposite of to promote or support the interests or cause of
“One resident who lives two doors away defiantly said he would oppose any plans to redevelop the area.”
Verb
Opposite of to be or to provide an advantage to
“Being a couch potato will harm your health.”
Verb
Opposite of help or benefit
Verb
Opposite of to hasten or facilitate the progress of
“They deliberately complicate matters in order to break the spirit of their customers who have the nerve to complain.”
Adjective
Opposite of making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
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