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abhor
to hate
abhorrence
strong hatred
abolition
elimination
acerbic
sharp; bitter
acrimony
bitterness; hostility
acrimonious
bitter
adverse
opposing; unfavorable
adversary
enemy
affront
to insult
alienate
to make unfriendly or hostile
antipathy
intense dislike
apathy
lack of interest; indifference
apathetic
lacking interest
aspersion
insult
aversion
hatred
averse
opposed
banal
boring
banish
to force to leave
bar
to keep out; to exclude
disbar
to expel a lawyer from law practice
belittle
to criticize
bemoan
to regret or disapprove of deeply
berate
to scold; to criticize
bias
a preference; a prejudice
unbiased
fair
biting
sharp; sarcastic
bungle
to mess up; to make stupid mistakes
callous
unfeeling; hard
calumny
a false, harmful statement; slander
carp
to complain
castigate
to punish or criticize harshly
catcall
sound of disapproval
caustic
sarcastic
censor
1. one with power to stop publication
2. to block out offensive material
censure
1. to criticize harshly
2. extreme disapproval; punishment
chagrin
strong embarassment or dissapointment
chasten
to punish; to discipline
chastise
1. to criticize harshly
2. to punish
chide
to scold; to express disapproval
complacent
self-satisfied; smug
condemn
to disapprove, to pronounce guilty; to sentence
condemnatory
strongly disapproving
condescend
to talk down to
condescension
arrogance; acting superior
contempt
hatred
contrive
to plan; to scheme
contrivance
clever or artificial trick or device
critic
one who makes unfavorable comments
critical
1. negative; criticizing
2. very important
crude
1. rude; unrefined
2. raw; unpurified
cynic
a critical, negative person
cynical
doubting
cynicism
doubt or pessimism
decry
to criticize publicly
defame
to attack someone's reputation
deflate
to discourage
defunct
dead
degrade
to dishonor
demean
to lower in worth, character, or respect
denigrate
to criticize
denounce
to cricize openly or formally
denunciation
public criticism
deplore
1. to regret deeply, to mourn
2. to criticize
deplorable
1. regrettable
2. deserving criticism
deprecate
to criticize
depreciate
to lose value
deride
to ridicule
derisive
ridiculing; mocking
derogatory
insulting
deteriorate
to decay; to become worse
detract
to take away; to diminish value
deviate
to go off course
devious
dishonest; sneaky
deviation
abnormality
diatribe
a long angry speech
diffident
shy
discriminate
to notice differences
discriminatory
biased
indiscriminate
random
undiscriminating
lacking judgement
disdain
1. to look down on; to scorn
2. arrogant contempt; scorn
disdainful
expressing hatred or scorn
dismissive
rejecting; showing indifference
disparage
to criticize; to disrespect
distort
to twist or change
dormant
asleep
dreary
gloomy
ego
excessive pride in oneself
egotism
conceit
elude
to excape capture or understanding
elusive
hard to catch or understand; evasive
enmity
hatred
eradicate
to get rid of
err
to make a mistake
erroneous
false
estrange
to keep at a distance
estrangement
an unfriendly seperation
evade
to avoid
evasive
avoiding
evict
to force out
exacerbate
to make worse
exasperate
to frusterate
exclusive
selective
execrate
to detest deeply
execrable
detestable; very bad
fallacy
false idea
fallacious
false
fallible
likely to be wrong
farce
1. an exaggerated comedy
2. a ridiculous and meaningless show; a mockery
farcical
ridiculous
fastidious
fussy; difficult to please
flawed
imperfect
flippant
disrespectfully joking or casual
folly
foolish behavior
fraudulent
fake; dishonest
defraud
to cheat
fricasee
to criticize
gibe
to ridicule
glutton
one who eats too much
grievance
complaint
grimace
a facial expression of disapproval or pain
gross
vulgar
grudge
to resent
grudging
resentful; unwilling
begrudge
to resent
grump
to complain; to criticize
gullible
believing everything
haphazard
careless
harangue
a long arrogant speech
hypocrisy
insincerity
hypocrite
an insincere person
illusion
false impression
illusory
deceptive; unreal
disillusion
to free from false belief
inane
silly; meaningless
indict
to accuse formally of a crime
inept
clumsy
inexorible
inflexible
inimical
unfriendly
insidious
dangerous in a subtle way
insipid
tasteless
insulate
to protect from outside forces
insular
isolated
invective
insult
isolate
to set apart; seperate
jaded
bored
jeer
1. to ridicule
2. an insult
lampoon
to ridicule
lethargic
tired; lazy
libel
lies that harm someones reputation
libelous
harmful and untrue
listless
lacking energy
loathe
to hate
loath
reluctant
ludicrous
ridiculous
malediction
a curse
malefactor
an evildoer
malevolent
hostile
malice
ill will; evil intent
malign
to speak lies about; to slander
malignancy
harmfulness
marginal
insignificant
mediocre
average
melodrama
exaggerated emotions
mere
minor
merely
only
misanthrope
one who dislikes all people
mock
1. fake
2. to ridicule; to mimic
mockery
scornful mockery
monotony
boredom
mordant
very sarcastic
mundane
ordinary
neglect
to fail to take care of
negligent
careless
negligible
insignificant
nondescript
lacking distinct characteristics
notorious
famous for something bad
obsession
infatuation
odious
hateful
onerous
troublesome
ostracize
to exclude
overbearing
arrogant
oversight
1. careless mistake
2. supervision
pan
to criticize
pariah
an outcast
parody
1. humorous imitation
2. to ridicule through imitation
pejoritive
insulting
pretense
a false appearance
pretentious
pretending to be important or fancy
pretension
a false claim; showiness
unpretentious
modest
provincial
narrow-minded
prurient
indecent; lustful
pungent
harsh; sharp in smell or taste
querulous
complaining
rail
to complain
rancor
hatred
rancorous
bitterly resentful
rebuff
to refuse bluntly
rebuke
to criticize
reclusive
living alone
remiss
careless
remonstrate
to scold
remote
distant
renounce
to disown publicly
renunciation
rejection
reprehend
to criticize
reproach
to scold
irreproachable
blameless
reprove
to criticize
repudiate
to reject
repugnant
offensive; disgusting
repugnance
disgust
rescind
to take back; repeal
resigned
accepting the inevitable
resignation
hopeless acceptance
revile
to insult
revulsion
extreme disgust
ridicule
to make fun of
rigor
strictness
rigorous
strict
sabotage
intentional damage
sardonic
sarcastic
satire
the use of ridicule to expose a flaw
satiric
ridiculing
scathing
harshly critical
unscathed
undamaged
scoff
to ridicule; to mock
scorn
to show dislike and disrespect
sever
to seperate
shun
to reject; to avoid
slander
to harm by making a false statement
slight
1. to insult
2. an insult
3. small
slur
to speak unclearly; an insult
smug
self-satisfied
sneer
to show scorn
snide
arrogantly insulting
sniff
to express disapproval
soporific
boring
spiteful
hateful; mean
spurn
to reject openly
stagnate
to stop moving; to stop developing
stagnation
inactivity
stickler
a picky and demanding person
stringent
strict; harsh
sully
to dirty
superficial
shallow
taunt
to tease
tedium
boredom
tentative
uncertain
tepid
lukewarm
travesty
a joke
uncanny
weird; impossible to explain
upbraid
to criticize harshly
vapid
uninteresting
vilify
to criticize harshly
vitriolic
sharp or bitter
wail
1. to cry loudly
2. a loud sad cry
bewail
to complain about
wry
sarcastically humorous