What is the opposite of reward?

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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 the consequence of an action, irrespective of good or bad
“The group was often perceived as carrying out their own brand of vigilante justice with impunity.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing that persuades or leads someone to do something
Noun
Opposite of the result or reward of work or activity
Noun
Opposite of a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement
Noun
Opposite of compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made
Noun
Opposite of an illicit payment made to someone in return for facilitating a transaction or appointment
Noun
Opposite of a favourable or desirable feature
“When the humor is flat and repetitious, the absence of a credible storyline becomes a major drawback.”
Noun
Opposite of something given as a reward, prize, or incentive
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a sum of money given to someone as a reward for a service
Noun
Opposite of appreciation or acclaim for an achievement, service, or ability
Noun
Opposite of punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance
Noun
Opposite of an optimistic expectation of something that might occur in the future
“Joe was quickly filled with pessimism when his family walked into the ward with tears streaming down their faces.”
Noun
Opposite of a payment or reward
Noun
Opposite of something, typically money, awarded in exchange for goods or services
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of success or satisfaction
“There is great dissatisfaction among the general public regarding the redressal mechanism.”
Noun
(business) Opposite of financial profitability
“We need to calculate our chances of bankruptcy before we invest more money in the business.”
Verb
Opposite of to recompense or award someone in return for something done or given
“To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.”
Verb
Opposite of compensate, give in return
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Opposite of to influence someone with a bribe
Verb
Opposite of to do a favor, or show beneficence toward
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