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What is the opposite of merit?

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Opposite of the quality of being particularly good or worthy
Opposite of a good or redeeming feature or point
Opposite of the quality of being morally good or virtuous
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
(now literary) Opposite of a reward, prize or recompense for a service
Opposite of importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement
Opposite of the quality of being advisable or prudent
Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
Opposite of public acknowledgment, praise or appreciation for one's action or idea
“He saw how baseless his hope had been, and he exonerated her from all blame.”
Opposite of the quality of being outstanding or extremely good
“She drags the overall film down to the level of mediocrity so that what we're left with is a decent TV movie, but nothing more.”
Opposite of public acknowledgment, respect or praise
“There was no disgrace in their defeat by a Leigh team who will be red-hot favorites going into the play-offs.”
Opposite of the state or quality of being perfect
Opposite of impressive stylishness in appearance or behavior
“He sat looking at his mother for a long time, whom he often thought as possessing an element of crudeness.”
Opposite of to merit or be a justification for
Opposite of to be entitled to
“Cheaters are deemed to be unworthy of accolades and rewards.”
Opposite of to merit or deserve something desirable or worked for
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