What is the opposite of banter?

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Noun
Opposite of the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks
Noun
Opposite of the state of being jocose
Noun
Opposite of light-hearted joking, teasing, or banter
Noun
Opposite of conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies
Noun
Opposite of a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humour
Noun
Opposite of the expression and exchange of individual ideas through talking with other people
“We were at a loss for words, and there was nothing but silence.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being ludicrous
Verb
Opposite of exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way
Verb
Opposite of to talk humorously or flippantly (about something or someone)
“If it is difficult to speak earnestly of personal matters, to speak earnestly about public matters seems perverse.”
Verb
Opposite of to persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises
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