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What is the opposite of respite?

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Opposite of a short break or intermission from something difficult or unpleasant
Opposite of a temporary stop in action or speech
Opposite of a temporary break in an activity or event
Opposite of a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
Opposite of an instance or period of rest or relaxation
“The pain was so severe that I was not able to engage in any activity for a while.”
Opposite of an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one involving travel
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.”
Opposite of a break from work
“The weekend is over, and it's now time to get back to work.”
(figurative) Opposite of freedom from interference or bother
“Excuse the intrusion, but may I ask you a few questions?”
(freedom from) Opposite of the state of being exempted from something undesirable
“Now that he was starting to make a lot of money, he began to dread his impending liability to heavy taxation.”
Opposite of relief from pain, distress or suffering
“The hot coffee caused Kramer a great deal of pain when he spilled it on himself.”
Opposite of the removal of stress or discomfort
“I always felt guilty for burdening him with my past, and he didn't need any more stress in his life.”
Opposite of the action of forgiving or being forgiven
“She deserves a much more severe punishment because that child will be suffering the effects of the mother's behaviors for its entire life.”
Opposite of the act of putting off until a later time
“An advance of the appointment was required due to complications experienced by the patient.”
Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
Opposite of to delay or postpone
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