What is the opposite of helpful?

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Adjective
Opposite of willing to assist or give aid
“She was as unobliging as they come, refusing to get up for an elderly woman standing tired on her old legs.”
Adjective
Opposite of for one's benefit
“Whilst the tribe accepted the King's token of appreciation, it was useless to them.”
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Opposite of marked by convenience or the characteristics of making life easier
“Lining up once to order food and then again to pay was very inconvenient.”
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
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“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
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Opposite of kind, warm-hearted, or gentle
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Opposite of suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
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Opposite of kind, obliging, or generous
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Opposite of affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation
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Opposite of willing to be of assistance
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Opposite of conveying knowledge, information or instruction
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Opposite of auspicious or favourable
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Opposite of easy to handle or use
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Opposite of useful or functional for a particular purpose
“These old computers are now inadequate for what we need to achieve.”
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Opposite of showing consideration for the needs of other people
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Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Opposite of generous and tireless with one's contributions of time, money, etc.
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Opposite of having a generous heart or disposition
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Opposite of intended to serve as an explanation
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