What is the opposite of praise?

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Verb
Opposite of to express approval or admiration of
“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 enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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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 to appreciate or value highly
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Opposite of to seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior
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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 provide information about a person or goods and services to influence others
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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.”
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Opposite of to advertise or create publicity for
“He decided to pull his own interview because of their previous interaction which was full of acrimony.”
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 high renown or honor attained through notable achievements
“It was an incident that had brought shame to the country and had lowered the name of its people everywhere in the world.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of worshipping or praising someone or something highly
Noun
Opposite of enthusiastic and public praise
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Opposite of the act of endorsing something, usually by being complimentary
“He studied divinity, and only the dissuasion from friends kept him from entering the ministry.”
Noun
Opposite of the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable
“As the grumpy old gentleman spat on the ground, the look of disgust on the woman's face was palpable.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of lauding
Noun
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 compliments on achievement or luck
“To the victors, our sincere congratulations, to the vanquished our equally sincere commiserations.”
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Opposite of flattery or praise
Noun
Opposite of a recognition of, or gratitude for, an achievement or praiseworthy deed
Noun
Opposite of a brief extra performance, done after the main performance is complete
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