What is the opposite of pleasure?

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Noun
Opposite of a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment
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“Jefe suggests that El Guapo may be unfairly taking his displeasure at Carmen out on him.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of deriving, or a source that provides, gratification or enjoyment
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“He twiddled his thumbs, not of want or desire, but out of sheer boredom.”
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Opposite of sensual gratification
“Had she not chosen the path of abstinence as her father did, she might have taken Michael's offer of marriage.”
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Opposite of a personal valuation based on a strong liking
“Add to that their intense personal dislike for one another, and you have an explosive mix.”
Noun
Opposite of fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this
“Urquhart warmly expressed his displeasure over the slow progress of the siege.”
Noun
Opposite of something regarded as a special honor
“It was a disgrace to allow him to wear that number.”
Noun
Opposite of a source of great satisfaction or enjoyment
“With all of the reality shows that make TV watching a complete bore, I was glad to finally see something new, fresh, absorbing and entertaining.”
Noun
(general or positive) Opposite of something that arouses a feeling of excitement
“They watch football to lose themselves in the game and take a break from the everyday monotony of their lives.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling or deep satisfaction from one's own achievements, or the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated
“I have nothing but shame for the wrongdoings and transgressions of my sons.”
Noun
Opposite of self-satisfaction
Noun
Opposite of an inessential, desirable item, typically expensive or difficult to obtain
“I don't even like using my cell phone, but it's a necessity I can't do without.”
Noun
Opposite of something done as an action or movement
“The organization only engages in inactivity and one wonders why they even exist.”
Noun
Opposite of something done for pleasure or entertainment
“Accounting is a profession I engage in during the weekdays.”
Noun
Opposite of a deliberate or fixed desire or intention
“The negative babysitting experience left him with a sense of desirelessness for parenthood.”
Noun
Opposite of something or someone considered wonderful or perfect
“That Biff Tannen. Oh my goodness, he's a nightmare!”
Verb
Opposite of to give gratification or satisfaction to
“Jonathan Mardukas is starting to irritate Jack Walsh greatly with his incessant nagging.”
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