What is the opposite of ease?

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Noun
Opposite of the absence of difficulty or effort
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Opposite of the absence of embarrassment, constraint, discomfort or awkwardness
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Opposite of freedom from worries or problems
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Opposite of willingness to do something
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Opposite of mental or emotional calm
“I cannot help but feel some degree of discomposure if we do not get some travel insurance prior to our trip.”
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Opposite of one's own self-interest
“The King was warned not to proceed with war, but he ignored the advice to his detriment.”
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Opposite of openness or familiarity in speech or behavior
“I was nervous, and I spoke to the president with a reservation that reflected my uneasiness.”
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Opposite of the ability to express oneself easily and articulately
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Opposite of the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
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Opposite of mental or emotional stability
“Questions about his fitness were put to bed after a dominant performance on the field.”
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Opposite of the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself
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Opposite of the state or quality of being affable, friendly, or approachable
Verb
Opposite of to make more bearable
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Opposite of to reduce in intensity
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Opposite of to become less serious or severe
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Opposite of to facilitate or reduce the difficulty of
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Opposite of to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
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Opposite of defeat narrowly
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Opposite of disappear slowly
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Opposite of to push, fold, or turn (the edges or ends of something, especially a garment or bedclothes) so as to hide or secure them
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Opposite of to contribute in some way to
“The wrong colors will certainly worsen the room's dullness.”
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Opposite of to provide moral support
“His decision to dissociate himself from the controversial organization was met approvingly by the wider public.”
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Opposite of to drive away or cause to vansih by scattering,
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Opposite of to move sideways
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Opposite of to make (a rough surface) smooth
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