What is the opposite of rewarding?

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Adjective
Opposite of giving reward or satisfaction
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to produce financial growth or gain
“This is an unprofitable business and some big decisions will need to be made soon on its future.”
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Opposite of producing a surplus
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(general) Opposite of having favorable consequences
“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
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Opposite of giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
“The concert was a disaster, and the overall experience was horrible.”
Adjective
Opposite of that rips, or can be removed by ripping
Adjective
Opposite of auspicious or favourable
Adjective
(archaic) Opposite of received or experienced with gratitude
“Our rest was disturbed by an unwelcome banging on the door.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by much life, movement, or activity
Adjective
Opposite of significant and abundant
“The area has a measly supply of rivers, all of them small.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing illumination or light
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing in general
“Life is harsh, even when the occasional acceptance or freedom temporarily provide respite.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
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