What is the opposite of recreation?

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Noun
Opposite of a pleasant or amusing pastime or activity
Noun
Opposite of a state or period of rest, relaxation or enjoyment
Noun
Opposite of a recreational diversion
“I worked in a public relations firm, downtown in the World Trade Center, and it was my daily grind.”
Noun
An activity of a specified kind, especially a recreational or sporting one
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 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
An instance or period of rest or relaxation
“Three weeks of rest would help his body heal from the injuries he had sustained.”
Noun
Opposite of something that arouses enthusiasm, usually for a short period of time
“The low numbers of these graduates in academia reflect the worldwide unpopularity of academic medicine.”
Noun
Opposite of something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
“Ann's husband was never willing to confront the moment when seriousness should hold sway.”
Noun
Opposite of a replication or likeness of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of amusement, entertainment, occasionally to excess
Noun
Opposite of a short period of enjoyment or wild behavior
Noun
Opposite of a form of temporary distraction
“In its early years, radio was still a personal medium that was listened to alone with the headphones on, allowing for the immersion of oneself in another world.”
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