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What is the opposite of complacent?

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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.”
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.”
Opposite of showing a casual lack of care or interest
Opposite of not easily upset or excited
Opposite of uncritically content with oneself or one's achievements
“Josh was habitually dissatisfied with his results and always wanting to improve.”
Opposite of piously self-assured and smugly moralistic
Opposite of having too high an opinion of one's own worth
“He was a self-effacing actor, unlike most of his peers.”
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.”
Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
Opposite of characterized by obedience, subservience, or readiness to accept instruction or direction
Opposite of free of, or inclined to avoid, conflict or dissent
Opposite of calm in temperament, even in challenging situations
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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