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What is the opposite of laugh?

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Opposite of to make spontaneous sounds and movements as instinctive expressions of lively mirth or amusement
“Homer would cry over the loss of his pet lobster, Pinchy, but simultaneously enjoy eating it.”
Opposite of to mock or ridicule with a scornful or deprecating laugh
“The senior physicians would praise Jacob's groundbreaking developments in science, space, and technology.”
Opposite of to smile in a scornful or deprecating manner
“Tom would often frown at those who did not exhibit the appropriate etiquette in social settings.”
Opposite of to laugh in a noisy, gleeful way
“All the students in the room would quickly silence when the teacher clapped his hands loudly.”
Opposite of an act of laughing
“Quit your blubbering boy, and get on with the task at hand!”
Opposite of something that causes laughter, such as a joke
“Debra says she needs to have a cry from time to time to make herself feel better, but Raymond doesn't necessarily buy it.”
Opposite of a person who is good fun or amusing company
“You are such a total bore that you never like to do anything remotely fun.”
Opposite of something that draws ridicule
“Your shenanigans are certainly not a laughing matter.”
Opposite of something done or said to amuse people
Opposite of a mild joke or something said in jest
Opposite of someone or something that is inadequate and made fun of
“This year we had a boy in London who had turned his hobby into a media empire at the age of fifteen years, becoming an instant success.”
Opposite of a witty remark
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