What is the opposite of empathy?

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Noun
(apathy) Opposite of identification with or understanding of the emotional state of another person
“He walked past the homeless man with complete apathy.”
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(disdain) Opposite of identification with or understanding of the emotional state of another person
“King Joffrey had nothing but disdain for those he considered beneath him.”
Noun
(sociopathy) Opposite of identification with or understanding of the emotional state of another person
“Your sociopathy prevents you from identifying with the suffering of others.”
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Opposite of a feeling of sympathy and friendship
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Opposite of a sense of sympathy for, consideration of, or shared interests with one or more other human beings
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Opposite of deep awareness of the suffering of another, usually coupled with the wish to relieve it
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Opposite of shared participation in a mental or spiritual experience
Noun
Opposite of relief provided through words, expressions or gestures
“He offered some words of gloom to his investor about his failing business.”
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