What is the opposite of forgiveness?

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Noun
Opposite of the action of forgiving or being forgiven
“She deserves a much more severe punishment because that child will be suffering the effects of the mother's behaviors for its entire life.”
Noun
Opposite of compassion or mercy shown towards someone
“She was also setting him up to take the blame for a fraud at the firm where she worked.”
Noun
Opposite of compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm
Noun
Opposite of a kind or helpful deed
“A prince may be ruthless when it is prudent, but wanton cruelty is foolish.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of purifying
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