What is the opposite of gratification?

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Noun
Opposite of pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire
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Opposite of a feeling or deep satisfaction from one's own achievements, or the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated
“I have nothing but shame for the wrongdoings and transgressions of my sons.”
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Opposite of the act of providing satisfaction or gratification
“If they say they are unhappy with the negotiations, after all the sacrifices I made, then that would be the height of ingratitude.”
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Opposite of an inessential, desirable item, typically expensive or difficult to obtain
“I don't even like using my cell phone, but it's a necessity I can't do without.”
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Opposite of a break from work
“The weekend is over, and it's now time to get back to work.”
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Opposite of excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour
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Opposite of usefulness or benefit
“The uselessness of this exercise machine was in direct contrast to claims made during the infomercial.”
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Opposite of amusement, entertainment, occasionally to excess
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Opposite of fulfillment
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Opposite of excessive, or extravagant, adoration
“He would hurl an insult her way because his ego was hurt after she rejected his advances.”
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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.”
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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.”
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