What is the opposite of entertainment?

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Noun
Opposite of something which provides, or the state of being provided with, amusement or enjoyment
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Noun
Opposite of a recreational diversion
“I worked in a public relations firm, downtown in the World Trade Center, and it was my daily grind.”
Noun
Opposite of a large meal, typically a celebratory one
Noun
Opposite of an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure
“Early dinners are a routine for us and normally consist of a protein with roast vegetables.”
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.”
Noun
Opposite of nocturnal activities, especially visiting nightclubs
Noun
Opposite of something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
“Ann's husband was never willing to confront the moment when seriousness should hold sway.”
Noun
Opposite of an inclination to escape from routine or reality into fantasy
Noun
Opposite of a set performance
Noun
Opposite of amusement, entertainment, occasionally to excess
Noun
Opposite of something that causes laughter
“Debra says she needs to have a cry from time to time to make herself feel better, but Raymond doesn't necessarily buy it.”
Noun
Opposite of a short period of enjoyment or wild behavior
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or designed for activities in which people meet each other for pleasure
“The organization created these personal exercises to help employees work autonomously.”
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