What is the opposite of complement?

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Noun
Opposite of a beneficial or amelioratory addition or supplement to something
“The lettering was clean and simple all right, but it needed some contrast to generate some interest.”
Noun
Opposite of a number or quantity of something, especially that required to make a group complete
“We have nothing on him, Chief! We have to let him go!”
Noun
Opposite of a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part
Noun
Opposite of that which is added, or joined, to someone or something else
“This highlights a glaring omission from the device in that it does not offer any web connectivity.”
Noun
(usually following a superlative) Opposite of someone or something that complements another well
“Auer eschews trends in favor of the most expressive clash in style and era, taking inspiration from the Le Marais neighborhood.”
Noun
Opposite of an item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary
“Airbags are a necessity for any modern vehicle.”
Noun
Opposite of complement
Noun
Opposite of something made (perhaps incidentally) during the production of something else
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another
“His results speak volumes of his incomparability in the field.”
Noun
Opposite of a mariner or sailor, one who mans a ship
Noun
Opposite of the number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army
“Their lack of allies is evidenced by the meagerness of their army.”
Verb
Opposite of to add, or act as, a supplemental and amelioratory element to
“Each book that appears about her panoply of lovers serves to contrast with the fact that, although of course, it was not his wife, he was only ever in love with one woman.”
Verb
Opposite of to add, or act as, a finishing element to
“That splash of red does spoil what looked to be a beautiful painting of the Alaskan countryside.”
Verb
Opposite of to harmonize or work well with something else
“A color that enhances a specific illustration may clash with the colors of other mounts when pictures are grouped for display.”
Verb
Opposite of to be consistent with
“Some trends may be apparent but other changes may occur which may contradict the general direction of the trend.”
Verb
Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality or value of
Verb
Opposite of to form a harmonious combination
Verb
Opposite of to carry out an action to the end
“I have realized that I should perhaps abandon my search for the perfect wife.”
Verb
Opposite of work well with
Verb
Opposite of to add to or supplement
Verb
Opposite of to be good or appropriate for someone or a particular purpose
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