What is the opposite of compassion?

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Noun
(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.”
Noun
(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.”
Noun
Opposite of the showing of mercy or leniency towards others, especially by a leader or person of authority
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“The King would exercise cruelty toward those who surrendered by sending them to the gallows.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or attitude of being lenient or tolerant
Noun
Opposite of benevolence, generosity, or the desire to promote the welfare of others
Noun
Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards others
“I became appalled by what I saw in my brothers and sisters, their inconsideration for their hosts.”
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 the quality of being pleasant or agreeable in nature
Verb
Opposite of to listen to, and empathize with, the woes of another
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