What is the opposite of delight?

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Verb
Opposite of to delight, or to give pleasure or satisfaction to
“The room had become deathly quiet, each crew member standing erectly as not to further displease their captain.”
Verb
(delight in) Opposite of take great pleasure in
“But if they dislike something, they should at least use reasoned analysis rather than wild sideswipes of opinion.”
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Opposite of to show elation or triumph
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Opposite of become very involved in
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Opposite of to take self-indulgent pleasure in
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Opposite of to rejoice or exult at a victory or success
“Coach let us sulk for a minute or two until finally clearing his throat, drawing our attention back to him.”
Noun
Opposite of great joy or pleasure
“The man's face is set in a displeased grimace, his brow furrowed in certain displeasure.”
Noun
Opposite of a source of great satisfaction or enjoyment
“With all of the reality shows that make TV watching a complete bore, I was glad to finally see something new, fresh, absorbing and entertaining.”
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Opposite of a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
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“For such people, summer is congruous with added misery courtesy of the frequent power failures and water shortages.”
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Opposite of something or someone considered wonderful or perfect
“That Biff Tannen. Oh my goodness, he's a nightmare!”
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Opposite of a person or sight of unusual beauty
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Opposite of happiness, ebullience, zest for life
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Opposite of beauty or charm that is highly attractive
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Opposite of energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness
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Opposite of a pleasure obtained only rarely
“As soon as schooling is held out as the gateway to opportunity, those who were formerly poor begin to suffer the added disadvantage of being dropouts.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling or deep satisfaction from one's own achievements, or the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated
“I have nothing but shame for the wrongdoings and transgressions of my sons.”
Noun
Opposite of an inessential, desirable item, typically expensive or difficult to obtain
“I don't even like using my cell phone, but it's a necessity I can't do without.”
Noun
(general or positive) Opposite of something that arouses a feeling of excitement
“They watch football to lose themselves in the game and take a break from the everyday monotony of their lives.”
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