What is the opposite of benefit?

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Noun
Opposite of an advantage or profit gained from something
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“Receiving a large amount of junk mail is a disadvantage of being a member.”
Noun
Opposite of the well-being of a person or thing as a result of a well-intentioned act
“He was a malevolent man who often did things that would cause harm to others.”
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of a kind or helpful deed
“Doing him a disfavor would be sure to bring the vultures swooping down on his business.”
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Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
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Opposite of an instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
“It would be such a disservice to raise him in an environment for which he would be unprepared to enjoy and appreciate.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Noun
Opposite of appropriateness or suitability
Noun
Opposite of the result or reward of work or activity
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Opposite of the quality or condition of being important
Noun
Opposite of benefit paid by the state to the unemployed
Noun
Opposite of a rich mine or vein of silver or gold
Noun
Opposite of a quantity of financial or other material aid given to a person or organization
Noun
Opposite of something achieved through effort
“The failure of another Grand Slam campaign can only be put down to his lack of effort and passion for the game.”
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Opposite of something given to someone
“The person likely doesn't know that their gift was a reject.”
Verb
Opposite of to be or to provide an advantage to
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“Being a couch potato will harm your health.”
Verb
Opposite of help or benefit
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Opposite of to derive benefit from
“Startups will almost inevitably suffer financially for the first few years before significant gains may be realized.”
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Opposite of to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
Verb
Opposite of to profit from a situation deliberately
Verb
Opposite of to provide assistance, typically financially
“The billionaire would withhold his financial backing from any causes that were not in line with his vision for the future.”
Verb
Opposite of to be obliging or show beneficence toward
“Sorry to disappoint everyone, but the band will not be performing an encore.”
Verb
Opposite of to be fit for
Adjective
Opposite of making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
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