What is the opposite of compliments?

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Noun
Opposite of public admiration or acknowledgment for an achievement
Noun
(usually used in plural form "respects") Opposite of polite greetings
“The customer did not enjoy his meal and overreacted by hurling insults at the chef.”
Noun
Opposite of excessive, or extravagant, adoration
“He would hurl an insult her way because his ego was hurt after she rejected his advances.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of high regard for someone
“The conman deserves contempt for the crimes he has perpetrated on his victims.”
Noun
Opposite of compliments on achievement or luck
“To the victors, our sincere congratulations, to the vanquished our equally sincere commiserations.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "compliments") Opposite of plural for congratulations or praise
“The fried chicken was soggy and unseasoned. Please give my condemnation to the incompetent chef!”
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.”
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