What is the opposite of care?

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(someone or something) Opposite of the state of supervising, protecting, and maintaining the health and welfare of
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“Due to her negligence, Lily had lost the rights to her children.”
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Opposite of complete and focused attention, usually to avoid the risk of hurt or damage
“His inattentiveness nearly cost the team the game at the very last second.”
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Opposite of judiciousness in the manner in which one thinks before acting or speaking
“Time and time again, it has been proven that the injudiciousness of your actions has led to the unnecessary damage of public property.”
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(count noun) Opposite of a feeling of worry or anxiety
“Despite the results not falling her way, there was a sense of carefreeness about her, and she was convinced that everything would still be ok.”
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Opposite of a humanitarian treatment or consideration for others
“His actions speak volumes about his blatant disregard for his fellow men.”
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Opposite of the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
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Opposite of the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
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“David harbored no malice towards his sister when she crashed his Ferrari ten years ago.”
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The action of overseeing something
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Opposite of a proficiency or well-balanced ability
“I'm plodding on with the street scene, painting, and it's beginning to come to life in spite of my tremulous incompetence.”
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Opposite of the state of being anxious and troubled over actual or potential problems
“I was in a state of calm after hearing the good news.”
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Opposite of responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something
“More needs to be done about the neglect of children in foster care.”
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Opposite of showing care or kind regard for others; peace-loving in nature
“He showed immense callousness for his fellow men when he deserted them on the battlefield.”
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Opposite of an authority or command over something or someone
“A feeling of powerlessness overwhelmed her when she realized that there was no answer to her dilemma.”
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Opposite of medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury
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Opposite of protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
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Opposite of the condition of being protected from danger, risk, or injury
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Opposite of effort or exertion made to do something, especially when inconvenient
“Pulling that stunt was merely a cinch for him.”
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Opposite of good neighbourliness
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Opposite of self-help
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Opposite of the state of being protected, especially by someone or something serving as a guardian
“Chabert's regiment led a cavalry charge against the Russian attack and turned the tide of battle for Napoleon.”
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Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
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Opposite of of having reverence for something or someone
“His treason was considered blasphemy towards his king and country.”
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(care for) Opposite of to look after
“It was a common trait among the male species to abandon its young family once they were old enough to fend for themselves.”
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(care for) Opposite of to manage or be in charge of
“When it became clear that he was suffering from Alzheimer's, Barry decided to relinquish many of the company's most valuable accounts to his protege.”
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(clausal, followed by for or about) Opposite of to place an emphasis of concern, interest or importance on someone or something
“The best thing to do is to disregard all the negative noise and focus on getting the fundamentals right.”
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Opposite of to object to
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Opposite of to make a living for the benefit of others
“The deadbeat father was known to regularly neglect his family and children.”
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