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What is the opposite of shame?

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Noun
Opposite of a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior
“Homer shows immense pride over the fact that he was named Employee of the Month on April Fools' Day.”
Noun
Opposite of a loss of respect or esteem resulting from a shameful act
“They told him that his achievements brought honor onto himself and to his brother scouts.”
Noun
Opposite of a regrettable or unfortunate situation or action
“I was amazed at the incredible blessing I had in winning the lottery.”
Noun
Opposite of a person, action, or situation that brings a loss of respect or honor
“Under his sterling guidance and without fanfare, he has led in a manner that makes him an asset for our organization.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of responsibility for some wrongdoing
“The Emperor displayed incredible indifference towards being the cause of Luke Skywalker's suffering.”
Noun
Opposite of a disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
“They didn't invent whispering for compliments.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being remorseful
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of shame or humiliation
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of having committed wrong or failed in an obligation
“The remorselessness of some youthful offenders is real and in some cases tragically irreversible.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of unease or embarrassment
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of degrading or being degraded
“The Sixth Sense achieved the elevation of a cultural phenomenon because of a wizardly directorial effort by newcomer M. Night Shyamalan.”
Noun
Opposite of something that causes disappointment
Noun
Opposite of a thing that causes disgust or loathing
Noun
Opposite of an action or activity considered to be evil, shameful, or wrong
“The disposition to delight lovingly in helping others is a virtue that evokes the energies of many philanthropists.”
Noun
Opposite of an act regarded as a serious or regrettable fault, offense, or omission
“Helping her younger sister with her homework might be the only good she is doing today.”
Noun
Opposite of something that causes sadness, disappointment or annoyance
“The upside is that with so much freelance work crammed into a short amount of time, it will bring in a fair amount of money.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being diffident, timid or shy
Verb
Opposite of to cause to feel shame
“Society tends to aggrandize those who are exceptionally gifted, talented, athletic, wealthy, or attractive.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring shame on
“She can credit her parents for giving her a real drive for success and achievement.”
Verb
Opposite of to disturb the composure of
Verb
Opposite of to sully the good name of
Verb
Opposite of to destroy the self-possession of, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority
Verb
Opposite of to be superior to
Verb
Opposite of to be superior to in performance or standard
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