What is the opposite of compliment?

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Noun
Opposite of an expression of praise or admiration
“His words offended her and she took them as an insult to her very being.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "compliments") Opposite of congratulations or praise
“The fried chicken was soggy and unseasoned. Please give my condemnation to the incompetent chef!”
Noun
Opposite of a gift
“Dolphins have been documented rescuing humans and acting as our allies, yet they expect nothing in return.”
Noun
Opposite of an expression of approval or admiration
“Brendan had nothing but condemnation for his lawyer who was working against his best interest.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of privilege or pleasure from doing something
“Patients often experience great shame in sharing details of their eating disordered behavior.”
Noun
Opposite of compliments on achievement or luck
“To the victors, our sincere congratulations, to the vanquished our equally sincere commiserations.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of lauding
Verb
Opposite of to express a favorable opinion of something
“He was an insecure man who would often insult others to mask his own deficiencies.”
Verb
Opposite of to flatter
“She was in a bad mood and would criticize her son endlessly for his shortcomings.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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