What is the opposite of casual?

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Adjective
Opposite of happening by chance or without planning
“She had a planned meeting with her lawyer and her husband to discuss alimony arrangements.”
Adjective
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 done or acting in a careless way
“Changes may be suggested after a thorough examination of the proposed plan.”
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Opposite of not regular or permanent
“Following a review of her performance, she would be offered a permanent position at the company.”
Adjective
Opposite of made or done without much thought or premeditation
“The mayor provided a very considered response to a tricky question.”
Adjective
Opposite of for everyday use, and without formality of style or manner, especially of clothing or accessories
“He was keen to make a statement with his formal apparel.”
Adjective
Opposite of relaxed and unconcerned
“He became too overly concerned with trivial matters.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in depth or meaning
“Her intimate relationship with one of the members of the criminal organization brought her luxury lifestyle to a screeching halt.”
Adjective
(of an affair or relationship) Opposite of not involving any commitment
“While everyone around him is in a committed relationship, he continues to find himself either unhappily involved or single altogether.”
Adjective
Opposite of an absence of stress or worry
“Even inside, door locked and security system activated, she was tense.”
Adjective
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!”
Adjective
Opposite of easygoing in temperament
“Gabriel did not need a weapon to appear intimidating as his size and unapproachable demeanor accomplished that well enough.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and amicable in nature
“The two hot-headed professors had a hostile debate about the reality and effects of climate change.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Adjective
Opposite of appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
Adjective
Opposite of occurring at uneven or varying rates or intervals
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Opposite of offensively nonchalant or cool in manner
Adjective
Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future
Adjective
Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He is a passionate defender of the noble art of genre film-making, something he feels was ruined by spendthrift Hollywood studios.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing haughty disregard
Adjective
Opposite of lacking any obvious principle of organization
Adjective
Opposite of unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive way
Adjective
Opposite of made or done quickly or impulsively without thought
“Teams are cautious about trading a player who could come back to haunt them.”
Adjective
Opposite of comfort based on one's experience and knowledge with their surroundings
“There was something eerie about the strange old Victorian mansion where they stayed for the night.”
Adjective
Opposite of light-hearted and casual
Adjective
Opposite of cold or aloof in manner or behavior
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Opposite of demonstrating or implying an indiscriminate or casual approach
Adjective
Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Adjective
Opposite of having little value or significance
“The choice of a successor to the throne was a significant matter.”
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a flippant demeanor that is not appreciated under the circumstances
“Please refrain from making any cute comments while we attempt to have a serious discussion about this matter.”
Adjective
(of one's time) Opposite of free or recreational in nature
“I have a set schedule I adhere to, and I do not answer the family phone during my work hours.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
Adjective
Opposite of working for oneself, rather than for an employer
Adjective
Opposite of trouble-free
Adjective
Opposite of suitable for or used on ordinary days
“While drifting down the river, it is not uncommon to see all types of wildlife like goats, deer, armadillos, foxes, and even a rare glimpse of a Bald Eagle.”
Adjective
Opposite of done or occurring spontaneously, without conscious thought or attention
Noun
Opposite of a worker employed on an irregular or temporary basis
“In cases where there is imminent bankruptcy or sale, luring a qualified full-timer might be difficult.”
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