What is the opposite of praise?

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Verb
Opposite of to express approval or admiration of
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“Rose was disappointed in her daughter's exam results and would criticize her at length about it.”
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Opposite of to flatter or compliment excessively
“He was a mean person who would constantly insult others due to his own insecurities.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to recognize something as valuable
“It is often easy to dismiss issues that do not affect us as being unimportant.”
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Opposite of publicize for the purpose of selling or causing one to want
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Opposite of to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them, but I would urge caution and some sensible risk assessment.”
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Opposite of to advise as the best course or choice
“The program is designed to dissuade young people from starting with illicit drugs.”
Noun
Opposite of an expression of approval or admiration
“Brendan had nothing but condemnation for his lawyer who was working against his best interest.”
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Opposite of excessive, or extravagant, adoration
“He would hurl an insult her way because his ego was hurt after she rejected his advances.”
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Opposite of an expression of worship and veneration
“His life was a mess, and he would put the blame on his parents.”
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Opposite of enthusiastic and public praise
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Opposite of the action of praising someone or something highly
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Opposite of public acknowledgement or praise, given or received when a person's responsibility for an action or idea becomes apparent
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Opposite of the act of lauding
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Opposite of of having reverence for something or someone
“His treason was considered blasphemy towards his king and country.”
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Opposite of flattery or praise
Noun
Opposite of a recognition of, or gratitude for, an achievement or praiseworthy deed
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Opposite of a brief extra performance, done after the main performance is complete
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