What is the opposite of help?

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Noun
Opposite of action given to provide assistance
“The harm he would regularly inflict on his elderly neighbor was noticed by others.”
Noun
Opposite of something or someone which provides assistance with a task
“The constant loud noise was a great encumbrance to me being able to study effectively.”
Noun
Opposite of psychological counseling or social support
“The neglect he showed towards his obvious signs of depression was worrying.”
Noun
Opposite of a person employed in maintenance or operations
“Our enemy has been working to sabotage our plans.”
Noun
Opposite of financial assistance or advice
Noun
Opposite of item used for the treatment of ailments
“Consuming alcohol was like venom for my splitting headache.”
Noun
Opposite of documentation provided with computer software
“Without documentation, I had to rely on self-learning.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who employed to perform (typically domestic) duties for others
“In spite of his fear, he decides to accompany his master on this fearful adventure.”
Noun
Opposite of a kind or helpful deed
“Doing him a disfavor would be sure to bring the vultures swooping down on his business.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
“It would be such a disservice to raise him in an environment for which he would be unprepared to enjoy and appreciate.”
Noun
Opposite of someone who is employed in a regular job
Noun
Opposite of a beneficial thing for which one is grateful
“The consequence of her son's transgression is an affliction that she will have to bear for the rest of her life.”
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Noun
Opposite of help or encouragement given to someone or something
“After the sudden success of their enemy, a feeling of discouragement and despair seemed to chill and unnerve many of the truest and stoutest.”
Noun
Opposite of assistance, especially by complying readily with requests
“The noncooperation of the suspect would naturally delay the investigation further.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
Noun
Opposite of the beneficial services and acts of a third party, particularly mediation between two parties in a dispute
Noun
Opposite of the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need
Verb
Opposite of to provide assistance to someone or something
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“Her friends would unintentionally impede her recovery from illness by partying with her.”
Verb
Opposite of to contribute in some way to
“The wrong colors will certainly worsen the room's dullness.”
Verb
Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
Verb
Opposite of to invest in or provide financial assistance
“Your bad financial advice could well bankrupt this venture.”
Verb
Opposite of to provide physiological relief
“The constant rubbing will aggravate my wound.”
Verb
Opposite of to look after or take special care of
Verb
Opposite of to fit in with the wishes or needs of
“We will not permit men like you to disoblige our guests and disrupt the conference.”
Verb
Opposite of to be beneficial to
“If we rush this decision now, it will hurt our reputation in the long term.”
Verb
Opposite of help or benefit
Verb
Opposite of to promote or support the interests or cause of
“One resident who lives two doors away defiantly said he would oppose any plans to redevelop the area.”
Verb
Opposite of to alleviate (a person's distress or anguish)
“Unfortunately, not only are comments such as these insensitive, but they also may exacerbate the grief of the person.”
Verb
Opposite of to be a source of strength or support to someone going through difficulty
Verb
Opposite of to provide aid or support to someone
Verb
Opposite of to conduct or escort to a given place or location
Verb
Keep from happening
Interjection
Opposite of a cry of distress or an urgent request for assistance
“Don't worry about me. I'm fine.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
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