What is the opposite of earnest?

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Adjective
Opposite of resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction
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Opposite of very enthusiastic
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Opposite of having or displaying resolve
“I have my doubts that you are going to succeed because you seem like a very weak-willed person.”
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Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards an activity
“I was just a casual follower of tennis, but a fanatic enthusiast of basketball.”
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Opposite of free from any intent to deceive or impress others
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
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Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
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Opposite of performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard
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Opposite of totally committed to a cause or belief
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Opposite of calm, dignified, and unhurried
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Opposite of expressing something forcibly and clearly
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Opposite of attentively occupied with
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Opposite of extreme in degree, power, or effect
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
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Opposite of warm and friendly
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Opposite of making or characterized by a noisy outcry
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(informal) Opposite of to be under no illusion; to carry one's attitude seriously about a matter
“You are deluded if you think things are going to work out between the two of you.”
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Opposite of fond of reading or studying, especially said of someone lacking social skills as a result
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Opposite of paying close attention to something
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Opposite of determined or passionate in interests or endeavors
“Julia had set many goals for herself but appeared indifferent when it came to achieving them.”
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Opposite of of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level
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Opposite of difficult to bear
“An economic boom was predicted and the populace were hopeful for more auspicious times to come.”
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(of a question or subject) Opposite of being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
Noun
Opposite of a mental state free of jesting or trifling
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Opposite of a thing that is given as security for the fulfilment of a contract or the payment of a debt and is liable to forfeiture in the event of failure
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Opposite of part, section
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Opposite of a person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released
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