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 tending to indulge or gratify oneself excessively
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Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
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Opposite of well-meaning and kindly in nature
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Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“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 having or displaying an appreciation for the feelings of others
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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 characterized by giving love and affection
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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 expensive and of high quality
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Opposite of courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status
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Opposite of willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
“She refuses to learn her place, is defiant to the Queen and gives herself airs of being the grand lady!”
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Opposite of relating to or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure
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Opposite of loving and affectionate
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Opposite of very fine in quality
“Remember how poor our wine was, unlike this glorious vintage.”
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(of a person) Opposite of having suitable conformity to basic moral standards
“I cannot trust any person who is dishonest, deceitful, and cunning.”
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Opposite of willing to be of assistance
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Opposite of cooked to a soft consistency with the yolk still runny
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Opposite of depraved, perverted or extremely wrong in a moral sense
“Her every word is righteous, and she never speaks frowardly or perversely.”
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Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
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Opposite of excessively abundant
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Opposite of more than is necessary, normal, or desirable
“We only ate a moderate amount of food at the party.”
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Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
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Opposite of showing consideration for the needs of other people
“Residents in the area are also annoyed at the disruption being caused by what they consider to be inconsiderate motorists.”
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Opposite of lacking restraint in spending money or using resources
“It might make more sense to have a larger guest list and just be a little more thrifty with your spending decisions.”
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Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
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Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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