What is the opposite of loving?

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Adjective
Opposite of feeling or showing love or great care
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“During this period, Nelson was reported as being cold and distant to his wife, and his attention to Emma became the subject of gossip.”
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Opposite of diligent in performing a process or procedure
“Many question why these errors happen and whether they occur as the result of careless practices.”
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(of words or language) Opposite of soothing and not harsh or angry
“They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity, plenty of harsh words are being uttered.”
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Opposite of having a caring or kindly nature
“He felt that she was selfish and thoughtless because she thought she had the right to do whatever she wanted, even if it meant hurting others.”
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Opposite of on very affectionate or intimate terms
“My daughter and I have sadly become rather distant in recent years.”
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Opposite of showing respect or reverence
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Opposite of feeling or showing love or great care
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Opposite of having a kind or caring nature
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Opposite of steadfast and constant, especially of relationships
“Saying that you are sorry and meaning it is the first step to healing a broken relationship.”
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Opposite of having a sociable and likable personality
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“Joe was an unsociable and obnoxious little boy who antagonized everyone around him.”
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Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
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Opposite of in love, amorous
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Opposite of relating to a son or daughter
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Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Opposite of wishing to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly
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(informal) Opposite of principled or generous
“It's very selfish of you to abandon me in my time of need.”
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Opposite of willing to put the needs or wishes of others before one's own
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Opposite of conducive to or characterized by the expression of love or affection
“After a dinner of slimy, lukewarm ramen noodles, they spent an unromantic night shivering on the lumpy ground in a flimsy tent surrounded by animal noises.”
Noun
Opposite of extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
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Opposite of present participle for to revere someone or something profoundly with unwavering devotion
“The locals regularly demonize members of a rival tribe.”
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(euphemistic) Opposite of present participle for to have physical or intimate relations with someone
“Our feelings have faded, we are further apart than ever and we avoid each other regularly.”
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Opposite of present participle for to cherish or remember fondly
“But I still disregard him regardless of his best efforts to make amends.”
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