What is the opposite of relief?

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Noun
(usually "light relief") Opposite of a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress
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Opposite of the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
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Opposite of something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
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Opposite of an instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
“It would be such a disservice to raise him in an environment for which he would be unprepared to enjoy and appreciate.”
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Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
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Opposite of the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need
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Opposite of a person or thing acting or serving in place of another
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Opposite of a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
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Opposite of comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
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Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
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Opposite of freedom from a responsibility
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Opposite of the act or result of assisting
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Opposite of a person or thing that takes the place of another
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Opposite of a person who is appointed to undertake the duties of a superior in the superior's absence
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Opposite of activity done for enjoyment when one is not working
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Opposite of a person or thing that takes the place of another
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Opposite of assistance provided
“The drought is becoming a hindrance in our efforts to quell the fires in the northern part of the state.”
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Opposite of relief or happiness
“Having to go back to work on Monday was a source of great discomfort to him after a relaxing weekend.”
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Opposite of help in doing something
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Opposite of relief from pain, distress or suffering
“The hot coffee caused Kramer a great deal of pain when he spilled it on himself.”
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Opposite of the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
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Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
“Under our system of criminal law, a person accused of a crime must bear the consequences of arrest and incarceration until trial.”
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Opposite of a backup to be used in cases of emergency
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Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
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Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of benefit paid by the state to the unemployed
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Opposite of the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression
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Opposite of freedom from disturbance
“The busy city was a hive of activity.”
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Opposite of help or aid
“The elderly man felt nothing but indifference from the passersby as he lay on the ground in pain.”
Adjective
Opposite of something kept in reserve as a spare or backup
Adjective
Opposite of taking the place of one that came before
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and satisfactory
“The layout of the apartment was bad, and the kitchen was too small.”
Adjective
Opposite of with raised letters or images on the surface
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