What is the opposite of giving?

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Adjective
Opposite of having the tendency to give
“We hear too often about how some young people are selfish and only interested in instant self-gratification.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to be generous or to share in abundance
Adjective
Opposite of feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others
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“Blance's overly trusting nature would expose her to the whims of heartless individuals.”
Adjective
Opposite of kind in behavior or actions
“The dictator was known to be miserly and selfish in nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of bestowing as a gift
“Sometimes, we mistakenly think we will lose a partner's affection by burdening him or her with our requests for favors or acceptance of gifts.”
Noun
Opposite of something that is given as charity, especially a sum of money
Noun
Opposite of the action of providing or supplying something for use
Noun
Opposite of the action of dispensing, giving, or applying something
“It's a misallocation of government resources in what appears to be a vendetta against homeless people.”
Noun
Opposite of the allocation of someone or something as belonging to a particular group or category
Noun
Opposite of aid or alms
Noun
Opposite of a sum of money sent in payment or as a gift
Noun
Opposite of a gift or payment to a common fund or collection
“The money saved by noncontribution to the budget could be used to increase incentives for productive investment within the country.”
Noun
Opposite of the payment of money from a fund
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to transfer the possession of something to someone
“Edith would gratefully take the doll her father gave her.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to provide as an act of charity
“The snobbish community would selfishly withhold their time and money, ignoring the family in their time of need.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to entrust a personal property or belonging to someone
“After a series of losses, he would withdraw his financial affairs from the investment company.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to alter in shape or succumb under physical pressure
“The large wooden doors would hold up despite being repeatedly pummeled by the invaders.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to provide in payment
“I would rather save my money than spend it on that car.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make known an idea, emotion or opinion
“Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, everyone here must suppress their opinion.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to transmit an infection, illness, or disease to someone
“We were able to contain the infection and prevent the patient from giving it to others.”
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