What is the opposite of indulgence?

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Noun
Opposite of the state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant
Noun
Opposite of the action or fact of indulging
Noun
Opposite of something granted as a favour or privilege
Noun
Opposite of the act of indulging oneself or someone else
Noun
Opposite of the state of being merciful
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 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.”
Noun
Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
Noun
Opposite of scope for freedom of action or thought
Noun
Opposite of the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with
Noun
Opposite of pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire
Noun
Patient self-control
Noun
Opposite of privileged circumstances, especially denoted by wealth
“He was a single father of four children, had lived a life of hardship and hurt, and was barely making it financially.”
Noun
Opposite of sensual gratification
“Had she not chosen the path of abstinence as her father did, she might have taken Michael's offer of marriage.”
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Opposite of something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
“This is just another burden added on top of what is already a full plate.”
Noun
Opposite of generosity
Noun
Opposite of civility, politeness, courtesy or gallantry
Noun
Opposite of consideration
Noun
Opposite of the characteristic of being tenderhearted
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 politeness, good manners
Noun
Opposite of independence
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Opposite of a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
“For such people, summer is congruous with added misery courtesy of the frequent power failures and water shortages.”
Noun
Opposite of fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this
“Urquhart warmly expressed his displeasure over the slow progress of the siege.”
Noun
Opposite of an advantage or profit gained from something
“Receiving a large amount of junk mail is a disadvantage of being a member.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of being of assistance or help to someone
“He made a public apology for the hurt he had brought upon the family.”
Noun
Opposite of a favorable inclination or enthusiasm for something
“He took no heed of the bakery as we passed by, his indifference for pastries evident.”
Noun
Opposite of abandon, indulgence
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