What is the opposite of love?

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Noun
Opposite of denoting a strong feeling of emotional attachment
“He struggled with feelings of scorn and resentment towards his father who had neglected him during his childhood.”
Noun
Opposite of an intense attraction or profound likeability
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“My hatred for him grew with each passing day.”
Noun
Opposite of a term of endearment for someone close in a relationship
“You never listen to me, you jerk!”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of of having reverence for something or someone
“His treason was considered blasphemy towards his king and country.”
Noun
Opposite of showing care or kind regard for others; peace-loving in nature
“He showed immense callousness for his fellow men when he deserted them on the battlefield.”
Noun
Opposite of denoting an intimate relationship between two people
“Their divorce was surprisingly amicable despite everything they had been through.”
Noun
Opposite of enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
Noun
Opposite of approval or permission given for a decision (to do something), especially on a moral or emotional level
“Her parents expressed strong disapproval of her desire to marry her high school sweetheart.”
Noun
Opposite of energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness
Noun
Opposite of the state of being very close or familiar with someone
Verb
Opposite of to like in an emphatic manner, or have a strong liking for
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“I would hate if I failed this important exam.”
Verb
Opposite of to revere someone or something profoundly with unwavering devotion
“The locals regularly demonize members of a rival tribe.”
Verb
(euphemistic) Opposite of to have intimate relations with someone
“Our feelings have faded, we are further apart than ever and we avoid each other regularly.”
Verb
Opposite of to cherish or remember fondly
“But I still disregard him regardless of his best efforts to make amends.”
Verb
(be attracted to) Opposite of to have a romantic interest in
“It is quite clear from the way she ignores him that Nicky is unattracted to Tom.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to love or to amorous relationships
“Despite the eye locks, handholds, sunsets, and stargazing, her relationship with Nick is muddlingly platonic.”
Adjective
Opposite of born to unmarried parents
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