What is the opposite of carefree?

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Opposite of free of concern or worries
“His hair was white, but he seemed so full of life beneath his rough, careworn exterior.”
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Opposite of having a cheery or happy disposition
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“Actually, she has been very cheerless, and she comes home from school quite heavy-hearted.”
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Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
“He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.”
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Opposite of lighthearted and casually cheerful
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Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
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Opposite of easygoing in temperament
“Gabriel did not need a weapon to appear intimidating as his size and unapproachable demeanor accomplished that well enough.”
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Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“I was being sincere when I accepted your challenge to a boxing match.”
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Opposite of showing or characterized by great energy and movement
“Tiny children sit passively by their parents, too weak and languid to play or run around, as cars flash past them.”
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Opposite of not showing a proper sense of care or responsibility
“I consider us to be responsible people because we fill our recycling box to capacity every week, and put it out for collection.”
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Opposite of done or spoken with ease and carefreeness
“Doubters and critics have poured scorn on our ambitious plans or urged speed when a more thoughtful approach was deserved and required.”
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(of a lifestyle) Opposite of extravagant or reckless in nature
“The science professor lived a sedate life in his younger years.”
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Opposite of trouble-free
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Opposite of not officially authorized
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Opposite of unimpressed with or indifferent to something due to familiarity
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Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
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Opposite of lightheartedly silly or excitable
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Opposite of lacking initiative or strength of character
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Opposite of prone to, or willing to undertake, adventures
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