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 not bound by rigid standards
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
Adjective
Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
Adjective
Opposite of easygoing in temperament
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
Adjective
Opposite of offensively nonchalant or cool in manner
Adjective
Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future
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 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 demonstrating or implying an unselective approach; indiscriminate or casual
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.”
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
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
Adjective
Opposite of done instantly and without conscious thought or decision
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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