What is the opposite of cheeky?

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Adjective
Opposite of impertinently bold, often in a way that is regarded as endearing or amusing
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of not intended to be taken seriously
“Our nation needs to get serious about resourcing its reserves if it's going to rely on them as heavily as it has lately.”
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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 playfully mischievous
“I gave her an innocent smile that she instinctively mistrusted.”
Adjective
Opposite of deliberately or affectedly playful and teasing
Adjective
Opposite of bitingly or humorously intelligent in nature
“He had the wit of a dead fish and constantly delivered retorts that were banal and clichéd.”
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Opposite of lacking in humility
“We have much to be thoroughly ashamed of if, in troth, we bear the burdens of one another.”
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