What is the opposite of celebrating?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to engage in a joyous activity, usually in appreciation of an event
“His response was not to sulk, but to treat his failure as a learning experience.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to mark with the appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
“George and Frank Costanza would break tradition by celebrating an alternative to Christmas called Festivus.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to extol or honor in a solemn manner
“These are individuals who sit behind their keyboards to defame the good reputation of others.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by approval
“His unfavorable policies on abortion drew the ire of families around the country.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of elation
Noun
Opposite of recalling
Noun
Opposite of the enjoyment or revelry that derives from a celebration
“The consumption of alcohol was sapping the strength of the people and there was misery everywhere.”
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