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What is the opposite of complacent?

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Adjective
Opposite of showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
“They have remained largely unsatisfied despite their many successes and substantial growth in the market.”
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 a casual lack of care or interest
Adjective
Opposite of not easily upset or excited
Adjective
Opposite of uncritically content with oneself or one's achievements
“Josh was habitually dissatisfied with his results and always wanting to improve.”
Adjective
Opposite of piously self-assured and smugly moralistic
Adjective
Opposite of having too high an opinion of one's own worth
“He was a self-effacing actor, unlike most of his peers.”
Adjective
Opposite of carried out without real interest, feeling, or concern
“They had already gone through a very thorough review, but now they have to be reviewed again.”
Adjective
Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by obedience, subservience, or readiness to accept instruction or direction
Adjective
Opposite of remaining calm even in situations that would cause many others to become angry, frustrated, panicky, etc.
Adjective
Opposite of like a prig
Adjective
Opposite of unconcerned in attitude or action
“Morgan and his son have completely overhauled this machine over a period of two years in what was painstaking work.”
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