What is the opposite of cheerful?

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Opposite of noticeably happy and optimistic
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“Ebenezer Scrooge was a cheerless character who also mistreated others.”
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Opposite of causing happiness by its nature or appearance
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“You'll need to have thick skin to watch the movie, as the subject presented in it is quite depressing.”
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Opposite of eager or obliging in nature
“For the first few weeks, Janet felt like an unwilling participant in the gym.”
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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 having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
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Opposite of having a kindly disposition
“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
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Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
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Opposite of feeling, or wanting to feel, optimism about a future event
“When Haldeman came in that afternoon, he was pessimistic about Magruder's chances of not being indicted.”
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Opposite of giving someone support or confidence
“Mike's not pleased with the idea, but doesn't want to seem unsupportive.”
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(informal) Opposite of being extroverted in personality
“He was extremely introverted and preferred to keep to himself.”
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