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What is the opposite of pet?

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Noun
Opposite of an animal kept as a companion
“The animal shelter brought in another stray that had been found on the side of a busy highway.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is very popular or held in high regard
“Birds are just not my thing, and I consider them to be a personal hate of mine.”
Noun
Opposite of a fit of sulking or ill humor
“Yet, even upon hearing the bad news, he would leave the company in a state of calm.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being sulky
Noun
Opposite of a much-loved person, especially a significant other
Noun
Opposite of a period of sulking
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being sullen
Noun
(slang) Opposite of a personal preference
“When it comes to ice-cream flavors, the fruity ones are my worst!”
Noun
Opposite of best choice
Noun
Opposite of a sweet or endearing person
“Can you please stop acting like a jerk to all the customers?”
Verb
(dated) Opposite of to treat (someone) with affection or favoritism
“Lily's step-parents would ignore her to tend to their own biological son.”
Verb
Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Verb
Opposite of to treat with excessive care, attention or indulgence
Verb
(euphemistic) Opposite of to have physical or intimate relations with someone
“Our feelings have faded, we are further apart than ever and we avoid each other regularly.”
Verb
Opposite of to touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The last thing a trainer should do is to strike their horse.”
Verb
Opposite of to bother or annoy someone
Verb
Opposite of to come into sensuous, and potentially inappropriate, physical contact with
“He would recoil in disgust at her aggressive and suggestive advances.”
Adjective
Opposite of kept as a pet
“A stray dog had wandered onto our property, and our daughter would kindly offer it some food.”
Adjective
Opposite of regarded with deep and special affection
“Duck was Amelie's nonpreferred choice of protein, yet, despite her objections, her friends still ordered the dish.”
Adjective
Opposite of cherished or regarded with deep affection
“Her mood shifts when the suspicious death of newspaper tycoon Luther Read, a patriarch unbeloved by his offspring, sets Lucy on the trail of a possible parricide.”
Adjective
Opposite of preferred to all others of the same kind
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