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What is the opposite of appreciation?

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Opposite of the state of being appreciative
“I had the decency to allow the driver into my lane, and was shown nothing but ingratitude.”
Opposite of recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something
“Despite a few voices of disapproval, the new mayor was generally well-received by the public.”
Opposite of increase in monetary value
“The cons of buying a new car are chiefly related to the vehicle's instant depreciation in value upon sale.”
Opposite of a full understanding of a situation
“One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.”
Opposite of the act of lauding
Opposite of great respect or warm approval for someone (or something)
Opposite of a notion, impression or idea (of something)
Opposite of an ideal example of someone or something
“Since stagnation is the antithesis of growth, it is also the antithesis of life.”
Opposite of ideal examples of someone or something
“Many such factors represent the antitheses of growth, and also the antitheses of life.”
Opposite of a concept formulated in the mind
“The importance of this decision resides in the fact that it relates to people across the country.”
Opposite of the act, art or result of assessing or reviewing something
Opposite of the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable
“As the grumpy old gentleman spat on the ground, the look of disgust on the woman's face was palpable.”
Opposite of an instance or period of increasing or expanding in amount, value or size
“The researchers think this lessening of friction may occur among the grains in granular flows, such as snow cascading down a mountainside.”
Opposite of an interpretation of something created in the mind
“Your ignorance has rendered you incapable of responding positively to human interaction.”
Opposite of the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of something
“The student had evidently only given her work a quick once-over based on the numerous spelling mistakes.”
Opposite of identification with or understanding of the emotional state of another person
“He walked past the homeless man with complete apathy.”
Opposite of public acknowledgment, praise or appreciation for one's action or idea
“He saw how baseless his hope had been, and he exonerated her from all blame.”
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.”
Opposite of an expression of praise or admiration
“His words offended her and she took them as an insult to her very being.”
Opposite of one's standing in the eyes of others
“You bring disrespect to the Gods when you fight in their place of worship.”
Opposite of the ability to discern what is of good quality or of a high aesthetic standard
Opposite of a compliance with a rule, decision or command
“The regulatory body has reprimanded him for his incessant defiance of the rules.”
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