What is the opposite of earnest?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a serious demeanor
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Opposite of of great seriousness or importance
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Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
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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 without artificiality or insincerity
“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 characterized by deep or forceful feelings
“The murderer appeared cold and unremorseful as he was being interviewed by the media.”
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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 having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
“All the best ideas are based on the premise that people are fundamentally lazy, and would rather be on their sofa than anywhere else.”
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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 significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“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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Opposite of being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
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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 being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
“Some studies showed that refined sugar and food additives made children hyperactive and inattentive.”
Adjective
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.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being serious or solemn
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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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