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What is the opposite of indulgent?

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Adjective
Opposite of having or indicating a readiness or over-readiness to be lenient with someone
Adjective
Opposite of involving, or characterized by, great or excessive self-indulgence of gratification
Adjective
Opposite of gentle and kind in nature or disposition
Adjective
Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
Adjective
Opposite of well-meaning and kindly in nature
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Opposite of characterized by patience, tolerance or indulgence
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or characterized by luxury or hedonistic pleasure
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline
Adjective
Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an innately kind disposition or character
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Opposite of willing to put the needs or wishes of others before one's own
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Opposite of loving and affectionate towards (someone) in a close relationship
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Opposite of feeling or showing love or great care
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Opposite of tolerant or accepting of the views or opinions of others
Adjective
Opposite of unreasonable or inappropriate in magnitude
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Opposite of characterized by giving love and affection
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Opposite of excessive in degree or amount
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Opposite of expensive and of high quality
Adjective
Opposite of willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
“She refuses to learn her place, is defiant to the Queen and gives herself airs of being the grand lady!”
Adjective
Opposite of very fine in quality
“Remember how poor our wine was, unlike this glorious vintage.”
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Opposite of willing to help or be of assistance
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Opposite of lacking restraint in spending money or using resources
“It might make more sense to have a larger guest list and just be a little more thrifty with your spending decisions.”
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Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
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Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Adjective
Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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