What is the opposite of cheer?

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Noun
Opposite of a shout of encouragement, praise, or joy
“He walked out onto the field, and the boo of the crowd was quick in his ears.”
Noun
Opposite of a condition or state of happiness, cheerfulness or optimism
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“There was a sense of collective sadness for the country as they continue to battle with extensive wildfires for months on end without respite.”
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Opposite of comfort received by, or provided to, a person, especially after a loss or disappointment
“Edward was suffering from a cold, but you would never guess his discomfort.”
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Opposite of a temporary state of mind, feeling or emotion
“I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was a virtue.”
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Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
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Opposite of something that has a soothing or restorative effect
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Opposite of great joy or pleasure
“The man's face is set in a displeased grimace, his brow furrowed in certain displeasure.”
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Opposite of a loud cry expressing strong emotion or calling for attention
“Lay a whisper on my pillow.”
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Opposite of the quality of being friendly and lively
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Opposite of a person's temperament or state of mind, especially in terms of their being angry or calm
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Opposite of comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
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Opposite of a temporary state of mind or feeling
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(usually "light relief") Opposite of a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress
“I have become somewhat delicate because of so much concern over my health in recent years.”
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Opposite of the prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time
Verb
Opposite of to give comfort or support to
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“To tell a patient what he is missing on the outside only serves to depress him further.”
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Opposite of to encourage or praise vocally
“The crowd begins to boo Bernard as he shows signs of throwing in the towel yet again.”
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Opposite of to enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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Opposite of to compliment someone, especially for an achievement
“If you make a mistake, you apologize. You do not denigrate someone else to get yourself out of a hole of your own making.”
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Opposite of to speak or yell loudly
“I'll have you know that I still whisper sweet nothings in your dad's ear, and we still hold hands.”
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Opposite of to feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation
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(root for) Opposite of to declare enthusiastic approval or support of
“If they jeer you, it means they do not like you, and I am going to look for another team.”
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Opposite of to provide moral support
“His decision to dissociate himself from the controversial organization was met approvingly by the wider public.”
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Opposite of to express approval or admiration of
“Rose was disappointed in her daughter's exam results and would criticize her at length about it.”
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