What is the opposite of joy?

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Noun
Opposite of a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
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“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 source of great satisfaction
“I learned that studying was a choice, not a chore.”
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Opposite of a feeling of success or satisfaction
“There is great dissatisfaction among the general public regarding the redressal mechanism.”
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Opposite of happiness, ebullience, zest for life
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Noun
Opposite of something or someone considered wonderful or perfect
“That Biff Tannen. Oh my goodness, he's a nightmare!”
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Opposite of something regarded as a special honor
“It was a disgrace to allow him to wear that number.”
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Opposite of a pleasure obtained only rarely
“As soon as schooling is held out as the gateway to opportunity, those who were formerly poor begin to suffer the added disadvantage of being dropouts.”
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Opposite of a person or sight of unusual beauty
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Opposite of the power of irresistible attraction
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Opposite of a feeling or deep satisfaction from one's own achievements, or the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated
“I have nothing but shame for the wrongdoings and transgressions of my sons.”
Noun
Opposite of mental or emotional calm
“I cannot help but feel some degree of discomposure if we do not get some travel insurance prior to our trip.”
Verb
(dated) Opposite of to feel or express joy or triumph
“A select few condemn the festivities as an act of ignoring what the day meant to the certain communities.”
Verb
Opposite of cause joy to
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(delight in) Opposite of take great pleasure in
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