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What is the opposite of merit?

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Noun
Opposite of the quality of being particularly good or worthy
Noun
Opposite of a good or redeeming feature or point
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being morally good or virtuous
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement
Noun
Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
Noun
Opposite of public acknowledgment, praise or appreciation for one's action or idea
“He saw how baseless his hope had been, and he exonerated her from all blame.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being outstanding or extremely good
“She drags the overall film down to the level of mediocrity so that what we're left with is a decent TV movie, but nothing more.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended
“The consequences highlight the injudiciousness of a move as ill-advised as this.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Noun
Opposite of public acknowledgment, respect or praise
“There was no disgrace in their defeat by a Leigh team who will be red-hot favorites going into the play-offs.”
Noun
Opposite of impressive stylishness in appearance or behavior
“He sat looking at his mother for a long time, whom he often thought as possessing an element of crudeness.”
Verb
Opposite of to merit or be a justification for
Verb
Opposite of to be entitled to
“Cheaters are deemed to be unworthy of accolades and rewards.”
Verb
Opposite of to merit or deserve something desirable or worked for
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