What is the opposite of indulgent?

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Opposite of having or indicating a readiness or over-readiness to be generous to or lenient with someone
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Opposite of given to or marked by excessive gratification of one's desires
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Opposite of providing physical comfort
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of relaxed and tolerant in attitude or manner
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Opposite of showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with
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Opposite of characteristic of fathers, paternal
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Opposite of happy and ready to do favours for others
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Opposite of characterized by giving love and affection
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Opposite of kind, warm-hearted, or gentle
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Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
“The impatient man lost it and started shrieking after getting fed up with the bus that was always late.”
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Opposite of courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status
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Opposite of relating to or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure
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(of a person) Opposite of having suitable conformity to basic moral standards
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Opposite of gentle and not easily provoked
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Opposite of willing to be of assistance
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Opposite of indulging in or characterised by sensual pleasures to a degree perceived to be morally harmful
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Opposite of open-minded
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Opposite of cooked to a soft consistency with the yolk still runny
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Opposite of not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful
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Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
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Opposite of showing a readiness to give more of something
“As they open up to each other about their woes, neither seems to recognize how monstrously selfish and shallow they appear.”
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Opposite of giving generously
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Opposite of excessively abundant
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Opposite of willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
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Opposite of pertaining to love
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Opposite of more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate
“We only ate a moderate amount of food at the party.”
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Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
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Opposite of showing consideration for the needs of other people
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Opposite of lacking restraint in spending money or using resources
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(of speech, expression, or action) Opposite of frank or unrestrained
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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