What is the opposite of benign?

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Opposite of gentle and kind
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(of weather or climate) Opposite of mild or soothing in effect or degree
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Opposite of not likely to be objectionable or harmful
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Opposite of suitable for some particular purpose
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Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
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(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
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Opposite of having a kindly disposition
“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
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Opposite of inclined to be generous or to show concern for others
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Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
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(of a person) Opposite of having suitable conformity to basic moral standards
“I cannot trust any person who is dishonest, deceitful, and cunning.”
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Opposite of noticeably happy and optimistic
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Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“It was an inappropriate time to be joking about such a controversial subject.”
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(of a disease or illness) Opposite of that cannot be transmitted
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(of the weather) Opposite of cloudless and sunny
“It will be cloudy tomorrow with a chance of rain, but I'm hoping the forecast will be inaccurate as per their track record of late.”
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Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
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