What is the opposite of profit?

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Noun
Opposite of a financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something
“The organization was forced to divest its underperforming assets to arrest its financial loss.”
Noun
Opposite of a benefit or advantage
“The disadvantage of being tall is that you can never fit comfortably into a small car.”
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of an increase in wealth or resources
“Financial loss is inevitable if one is not prudent with their spendings.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Noun
Opposite of a beneficial thing for which one is grateful
“The consequence of her son's transgression is an affliction that she will have to bear for the rest of her life.”
Noun
(business) Opposite of financial profitability
“We need to calculate our chances of bankruptcy before we invest more money in the business.”
Noun
Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
Noun
Opposite of the result or reward of work or activity
Noun
Opposite of out of consideration for or in order to help or please someone
Noun
Opposite of something achieved through effort
“The failure of another Grand Slam campaign can only be put down to his lack of effort and passion for the game.”
Noun
Opposite of consumption
Noun
Opposite of something, typically money, awarded in exchange for goods or services
Verb
Opposite of to obtain a financial advantage or benefit
“With a sharp drop in share prices, he continues to lose out on his return on investments.”
Verb
Opposite of to be beneficial to
“If we rush this decision now, it will hurt our reputation in the long term.”
Verb
Opposite of to derive benefit from
“Startups will almost inevitably suffer financially for the first few years before significant gains may be realized.”
Verb
Opposite of help or benefit
Verb
(of a business or activity) Opposite of to be profitable
Verb
Opposite of to provide with something useful or desirable
“As someone who suffers from autism, I know all too well how much it will hamper her ability to socialize with others.”
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