What is the opposite of compassion?

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(indifference) Opposite of sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others
“Many of the world's ills can be traced back to society's general indifference for their fellow men.”
(hatred) Opposite of sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others
“The intense hatred he felt toward his ailing nemesis would prevent him from showing even an ounce of compassion.”
Opposite of the showing of mercy or leniency towards others, especially by a leader or person of authority
“The King would exercise cruelty toward those who surrendered by sending them to the gallows.”
Opposite of regard for others, both natural and moral without regard for oneself
“He showed immense callousness for his fellow men when he deserted them on the battlefield.”
Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Opposite of compassion or mercy shown towards someone
“She was also setting him up to take the blame for a fraud at the firm where she worked.”
Opposite of relief provided through words, expressions or gestures
“He offered some words of gloom to his investor about his failing business.”
Opposite of the quality of being nice; pleasantness
(of feelings, wishes, or rights) Opposite of due regard for others
“Rachel had a low opinion of Donny and would always speak with disrespect towards him.”
Opposite of listen to woes of another
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