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What is the opposite of needling?

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Adjective
Opposite of contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
Adjective
Opposite of marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt
“Each greeting is accompanied by a great deal of genuine laughter and joyousness.”
Noun
Opposite of action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
“Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.”
Noun
Opposite of the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“You will get nothing but praise for your book, and I shall be vilipended for mine.”
Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Opposite of annoying or irritating (someone)
“The attentive service was certainly pleasing me greatly.”
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