What is the opposite of indulgence?

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Noun
Opposite of the action or fact of indulging in, or gratifying, one's wishes or desires
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Opposite of the act or state of seeking self-pleasure, especially to an extreme degree
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Opposite of something, typically unessential, that improves one's quality of life
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Opposite of the state or attitude of being lenient or tolerant
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The gentle or kind exercise of power
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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.”
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Opposite of the ability or willingness to tolerate a situation that one dislikes or disagrees with
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Opposite of the state or process of experiencing pleasure or joy in something
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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 thing that is granted, especially in response to demands and by compromise
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Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
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Opposite of scope for freedom of action or thought
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Patient self-control
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of generosity
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Opposite of civility, politeness, courtesy or gallantry
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Opposite of consideration
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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.”
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Opposite of politeness, good manners
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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.”
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Opposite of a special right or advantage, granted or available only to a particular person or group
“They not only live in impoverished neighborhoods but have the disadvantage of poor education.”
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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.”
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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.”
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