What is the opposite of tenderness?

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Noun
Opposite of the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
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Opposite of the state of being benign
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Opposite of feelings of deep affection
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Opposite of the quality of being easy to cut or chew; succulence
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Opposite of to have concern or sympathy for others
“Collective apathy towards the problems faced by our nation stems from the burden of self-aggrandizement.”
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Opposite of enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
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Opposite of slight pain
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Opposite of denoting a strong feeling of emotional attachment
“He struggled with feelings of scorn and resentment towards his father who had neglected him during his childhood.”
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Opposite of exaggerated and self-indulgent tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
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Opposite of an unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
“My whole body was sore, but I derived great pleasure from getting a much-needed massage.”
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Opposite of the feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the sufferings and misfortunes of others
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Opposite of instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge
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