What is the opposite of alert?

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Adjective
Opposite of quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances
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“He had his head buried in his phone and was unaware of oncoming traffic.”
Adjective
Opposite of conscious and not asleep
“He remained asleep until midnight, and when he awoke, he heard a man's voice reciting some lines.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to think clearly and intellectually
“Work was going at a snail's pace, and naturally, I was slow due to my lack of sleep.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to respond or react quickly
“What is the primary justification for the country's tardy response to many emergencies?”
Adjective
Opposite of watchful, especially for danger or disorder
Adjective
Opposite of showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters, sometimes with guile
“He beat me down on the price. He got a bargain from a naive schoolboy and I still resent him now for that.”
Adjective
Opposite of busy with activity
“The cafe was lifeless and quiet, with a watery December sun shining through the streaky glass of the new door.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of life and energy
“Increasingly, however, he was becoming listless and withdrawn, refusing invitations to play and grooming himself disconsolately.”
Adjective
Opposite of aware of and responding to one's surroundings
“His son was still unconscious, but he wasn't so badly wounded that he couldn't sit a horse as long as someone held him there.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“The surgeon reported that he would have temporarily impaired motor skills due to the accident.”
Adjective
Opposite of not asleep
Adjective
Opposite of alert or coherent
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by conscientious attention to details
“It was evident that the editor had merely given the report a cursory glance based on the number of grammatical mistakes it contained.”
Adjective
Opposite of quick to react
Adjective
Opposite of having considerable skill, proficiency, or intelligence
“If you had an incompetent employee who was costing you money and butchering important relationships, wouldn't you want to know?”
Adjective
Opposite of having information, especially as a result of study or experience
“In my view as a health researcher, the medical profession today stands woefully ignorant on dietary knowledge.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas
Noun
Opposite of an announcement or signal warning of danger
“The airport said that police had given the all-clear to proceed after an investigation into a possible security item in the baggage claim area.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being watchful for possible danger
“The carelessness of the prison guards allowed Andy Dufresne to escape Shawshank Penitentiary.”
Noun
Opposite of slight panic or anxiety
“The countryside has given me a sense of calmness that I miss after having lived in a big city.”
Noun
Opposite of a warning of danger
Noun
Opposite of an instance or act of warning of risk or danger
“Cormoran was skeptical of tarot readers and believed them to be purveyors of false hopes and disinformation.”
Noun
Opposite of act of sensitizing
Verb
Opposite of to provide notice of a potential or current danger or risk
“They told him to keep quiet and not alert the police, otherwise, they would put a bullet in him.”
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Opposite of to warn in advance
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Opposite of to provide information in a formal or official way
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Opposite of to inform someone in advance of a possible danger or problem
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Opposite of make aware
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Opposite of to inform someone of something
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Opposite of to provide information about a person or goods and services to influence others
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