What is the opposite of maternal?

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Opposite of having the characteristics or qualities of a mother
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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 tracing descent only through female lines
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Opposite of feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others
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“Blance's overly trusting nature would expose her to the whims of heartless individuals.”
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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 having or showing enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
“We were greeted by a pair of unfriendly staff members who were content with doing their jobs perfunctorily.”
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