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What is the opposite of rewarding?

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Opposite of giving reward or satisfaction
Opposite of producing a surplus or profitable
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.”
Opposite of pleasing to the mind or senses
(general) Opposite of having favorable consequences
“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
(archaic) Opposite of received or experienced with gratitude
“Our rest was disturbed by an unwelcome banging on the door.”
Opposite of very impressive or high in quality or standard
Opposite of pleasing in general
“Life is harsh, even when the occasional acceptance or freedom temporarily provide respite.”
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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