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What is the opposite of buttering up?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to charm or persuade someone with flattery
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“This week, it is an honor to be able to praise someone who really deserves it.”
Noun
A disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
“It's grossly invasive and humiliating, an insult to the dignity of any person.”
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