What is the opposite of audacious?

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Opposite of showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks
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Opposite of showing an impudent lack of respect
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Opposite of impolite or bad-mannered
“Michael was a very polite man who would often consider the feelings of others before making a decision.”
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Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
“After looking down, he became too timid to carry on with the climb.”
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Opposite of ambitious or difficult to achieve
“Tom has set himself the achievable goal of earning a black belt in karate within five years.”
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Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
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Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
“He planned an operation requiring covert surveillance to arrest several suspects.”
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Opposite of impudent or cheeky
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Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
“No monk was infallible and it was recognized that everyone would at some point commit a minor transgression.”
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Opposite of cheerful and reckless
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Opposite of full of resolve and determination
“I come to that conclusion based upon the spiritless performance City put up against Pompey last Saturday.”
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Opposite of inclined to behave in a reckless or outrageous manner
“Even in the face of adversity, she was calm and taught them the meaning of indomitable courage and optimism.”
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Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
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Opposite of highly obvious or conspicuous
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Opposite of willing to consider new ideas
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Opposite of showing or characterized by great energy, spirit and movement
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