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What is the opposite of pleasure?

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Noun
Opposite of a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment
“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
“He twiddled his thumbs, not of want or desire, but out of sheer boredom.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
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 a condition or state of happiness, cheerfulness or optimism
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“There was a sense of collective sadness for the country as they continue to battle with extensive wildfires for months on end without respite.”
Noun
Opposite of happiness, ebullience, or having a zest for life
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of contentment from the fulfillment of one's wishes or expectations
“Urquhart warmly expressed his displeasure over the slow progress of the siege.”
Noun
Opposite of a source of pleasure or satisfaction
“I learned that studying was a choice, not a chore.”
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
Opposite of a source of pleasure
“It was such a pain to keep up pretenses with his brother-in-law's family.”
Noun
Opposite of a high level of energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness
Noun
(general or positive) Opposite of a feeling or sensation of great thrill or pleasure
“They watch football to lose themselves in the game and take a break from the everyday monotony of their lives.”
Noun
Opposite of enjoyment gained engaging in recreational activities
“I always tell people that show business is my hobby and the animals are my work.”
Noun
Opposite of an indulgence in that which is considered immoral or depraved
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of privilege or pleasure from doing something
“Patients often experience great shame in sharing details of their eating disordered behavior.”
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 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 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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