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What is the opposite of giving?

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Adjective
Opposite of having the tendency to give
“We hear too often about how some young people are selfish and only interested in instant self-gratification.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing to put the needs or wishes of others before one's own
Adjective
Opposite of having a generous or benevolent nature or disposition
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Adjective
Opposite of kind in behavior or actions
“The dictator was known to be miserly and selfish in nature.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of bestowing as a gift
“Sometimes, we mistakenly think we will lose a partner's affection by burdening him or her with our requests for favors or acceptance of gifts.”
Noun
(receipt) Opposite of something that is given as charity, especially a sum of money
Noun
(tight fistedness) Opposite of something that is given as charity, especially a sum of money
Noun
Opposite of the action of providing or supplying something for use
Noun
Opposite of the action of dispensing, giving, or applying something
“It's a misallocation of government resources in what appears to be a vendetta against homeless people.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of assigning or entrusting something to someone
Noun
Opposite of a gift or payment to a common fund or collection
“The money saved by noncontribution to the budget could be used to increase incentives for productive investment within the country.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of paying someone or something or of being paid
Verb
(withholding) Opposite of present participle for to provide, or transfer possession of, something to someone
“The snobbish community would selfishly withhold their time and money, ignoring the family in their time of need.”
Verb
(receiving) Opposite of present participle for to provide, or transfer possession of, something to someone
“He was unlucky not to receive an Oscar nomination for his touching and subtle performance, which betters any of his previous work.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to entrust a personal property or belonging to someone
“After a series of losses, he would withdraw his financial affairs from the investment company.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to alter in shape or succumb under physical pressure
“The large wooden doors would hold up despite being repeatedly pummeled by the invaders.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to provide in payment
“I would rather save my money than spend it on that car.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make known an idea, emotion or opinion
“Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, everyone here must suppress their opinion.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to transmit or spread over an area, space or population
“We were able to contain the infection and prevent the patient from giving it to others.”
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