What is the opposite of flatter?

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Opposite of to praise or compliment, typically excessively or insincerely
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Opposite of to show to advantage
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Opposite of to act in an obsequious way
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Opposite of to persuade someone to do something
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Opposite of to behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone's favor
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Opposite of to compliment someone, especially for an achievement
“If you make a mistake, you apologize. You do not denigrate someone else to get yourself out of a hole of your own making.”
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Opposite of to be a proper fit for
“I've been in this business for a long time, so believe me when I tell you that the color pink will disagree with you.”
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Opposite of to flatter
“She was in a bad mood and would criticize her son endlessly for his shortcomings.”
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Opposite of to seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior
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Opposite of to seek favor from by fawning, or with servile behavior
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Opposite of to be kind and indulgent to
Adjective
Opposite of comparative for having an even or level surface
“Although shiny with an uneven layer of thick ice, the path was gritty with half-embedded pebbles and dirt along the edges.”
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Opposite of comparative for lying in a horizontal position
“The food's lousy, there's no privacy, and the sleeping accommodations are confined to sitting upright in a chair.”
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Opposite of comparative for lacking in originality, variation, spirit or energy
“It is an absorbing documentary about a subject high up on the interest list of anybody in the movie business.”
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Opposite of comparative for expressionless or lacking in emotion
“I'm not a very demonstrative person, having always been taught that emotion leads to weakness.”
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Opposite of comparative for to an absolute degree
“Cassidy was interrogated for an hour before making a partial confession to felony murder.”
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Opposite of comparative for established and not likely to experience any changes
“As a consequence of the fluctuating weather, the forecasts have to be updated daily.”
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Opposite of comparative for having a broad level surface but little height or depth
“The outhouse had a large hole that she could fall into, that was rather deep.”
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Opposite of comparative for insipid in flavor or taste
“The filet mignon was equally satisfying, and so was the tougher, more flavorful sirloin.”
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(of an expanse of water) Opposite of comparative for calm and without waves
“There was one time when Thor lay passed out at the rudder as we hit a patch of choppy seas.”
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Opposite of comparative for lacking in enthusiasm
“In my experience children become quite involved with the details of their imagery and are enthusiastic to share these with others.”
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Opposite of comparative for lacking in energy
“Taylor was always playing catch up against an energetic, ungainly player who just would not lie down.”
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(of trade, prices, etc.) Opposite of comparative for not showing much activity
“Sitting in that busy cafe and talking to Estelle, time seemed to speed up and race past.”
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Opposite of comparative for an exact, complete or whole number or figure
“The percentile is based on a fractional number of people with appropriate weighting for smoothing.”
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(of a battery) Opposite of comparative for having exhausted its charge
“The company says a full battery charge lasts up to ten hours for web browsing, videos, and listening to music.”
Adjective
(of something inflated) Opposite of comparative for having lost some or all of its air, typically because of a puncture
“In the shelter of the steep declivity of a range of hills, stood a huge roofless shed, on which an already inflated air balloon was impatiently tugging at its ropes.”
Adjective
(of a sparkling drink) Opposite of comparative for not effervescent, or having lost its effervescence
“She'd drunk from a can of fizzy drink and hadn't realized a wasp had got inside the can.”
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