What is the opposite of comfort?

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Noun
Opposite of contentment or ease
“He lived a life of hardship that was full of challenges to overcome.”
Noun
Opposite of relief or happiness
“Having to go back to work on Monday was a source of great discomfort to him after a relaxing weekend.”
Noun
Opposite of relief provided through words, expressions or gestures
“He offered some words of gloom to his investor about his failing business.”
Noun
Opposite of help or aid
“The elderly man felt nothing but indifference from the passersby as he lay on the ground in pain.”
Noun
Opposite of relief from pain, distress or suffering
“The hot coffee caused Kramer a great deal of pain when he spilled it on himself.”
Noun
(burden) Opposite of something, typically unessential, that improves one's quality of life
“Having to carry so many shoes on her holiday was a great burden to her.”
Noun
(essential) Opposite of something, typically unessential, that improves one's quality of life
“She considered having a hairdryer as an essential in every hotel room.”
Noun
(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.”
Noun
Opposite of comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
Noun
Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
“In patients with contained herniation, exacerbation of pain may be due to an increase in intradiscal pressure.”
Noun
Opposite of the removal of stress or discomfort
“I always felt guilty for burdening him with my past, and he didn't need any more stress in his life.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being able to proceed with something without difficulty
Noun
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 state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense
“Compared with the austerity of the room, Robin seemed to be magnificently dressed.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of having enough funds or liquid assets to pay all of one's debts
Noun
Opposite of fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this
“Urquhart warmly expressed his displeasure over the slow progress of the siege.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of ministering
Noun
Opposite of freedom from disturbance
“The busy city was a hive of activity.”
Noun
Opposite of action given to provide assistance
“The harm he would regularly inflict on his elderly neighbor was noticed by others.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being warm
Noun
Opposite of a pleasure obtained only rarely
“As soon as schooling is held out as the gateway to opportunity, those who were formerly poor begin to suffer the added disadvantage of being dropouts.”
Noun
Opposite of affection for the home and its material comforts
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of resting
“The pain was so severe that I was not able to engage in any activity for a while.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
Noun
Opposite of the safety from imminent danger provided by a place or location
“Mr. Moto, the famous Asian detective, faces danger at every turn as he tracks diamond smugglers into Puerto Rico.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling or deep satisfaction from one's own achievements, or the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated
“I have nothing but shame for the wrongdoings and transgressions of my sons.”
Verb
Opposite of to relieve the distress or suffering of
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“He was disconsolate when the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors and his kids would aggravate him to make matters worse.”
Verb
Opposite of to listen to, and empathize with, the woes of another
Verb
Opposite of to provide moral support
“His decision to dissociate himself from the controversial organization was met approvingly by the wider public.”
Verb
Opposite of give new strength or energy to
Verb
Opposite of to be a source of strength or support to someone going through difficulty
Adjective
(of food) Opposite of satisfying and sentimental in nature
“She would sometimes indulge in pretentious food at fancy French restaurants.”
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