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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 conceited or confident in a bold or cheeky way
“She was modest and unassuming and an eloquent speaker on social and literary matters.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of playful, especially in a flirtatious way
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Opposite of deliberately or affectedly playful and teasing
Adjective
Opposite of playfully mischievous
“I gave her an innocent smile that she instinctively mistrusted.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to, or intended to, arouse lustful desire or interest
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of bold or brazen in one's approach or behavior
“We have much to be thoroughly ashamed of if, in troth, we bear the burdens of one another.”
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