What is the opposite of praise?

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Verb
Opposite for to express approval or admiration of
“Rose was disappointed in her daughter's exam results and would criticize her at length about it.”
Verb
Opposite for to flatter or compliment excessively
“He was a mean person who would constantly insult others due to his own insecurities.”
Verb
Opposite for to worship or venerate, usually as part of one's religious beliefs
“He was a bitter man who would blame God for his lot in life.”
Noun
Opposite for an expression of approval or admiration
“Brendan had nothing but condemnation for his lawyer who was working against his best interest.”
Noun
Opposite for excessive, or extravagant, adoration
“He would hurl an insult her way because his ego was hurt after she rejected his advances.”
Noun
Opposite for an expression of worship and veneration
“His life was a mess, and he would put the blame on his parents.”
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