What is the opposite of easy?

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Opposite of needing very little effort
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“The climb was difficult, for there was only a narrow pathway between and around rugged rock outcroppings.”
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Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
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Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
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Opposite of of having a good-natured or casual personality
“Any friendly aspect or unfriendly connection between these two is then said to reflect upon the relationship of the lovers.”
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Opposite of exploitable or vulnerable
“She was protected from the treacherous invasion of the paparazzi by her bodyguard of fifteen years, who had served her well throughout her career.”
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Opposite of steady or balanced
“Ellianne saw that his usually graceful movements were unsteady and shaking.”
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Opposite of well off, or not struggling financially
“They disenfranchised poor people by making property ownership a requirement for registering to vote.”
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Opposite of an absence of stress or worry
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Opposite of pleasant and amicable in nature
“The two hot-headed professors had a hostile debate about the reality and effects of climate change.”
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(of cultural activities or products) Opposite of designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
“Their activity sections are supposedly quite highbrow, but they still have lots of popular things to do.”
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Opposite of lacking in speed
“The action moves at a fast pace from beginning to end, complete with cinematic camera angles.”
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“Laura has a rigorous diet when it comes to her fitness regime.”
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(of a person or their behaviour) Opposite of uncontrived and genuine
“I could call her up and wish her well but it would be contrived and insincere.”
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Opposite of fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
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Opposite of gentle and not easily provoked
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Opposite of slow or unhurried
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Opposite of characterized by patience and indulgence
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Opposite of moving gracefully with ease
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Opposite of graceful and fluent
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Opposite of appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
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Opposite of comfort based on one's experience and knowledge with their surroundings
“There was something eerie about the strange old Victorian mansion where they stayed for the night.”
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Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
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Opposite of friendly and socially confident
“Recent findings challenge the conventional view of gamers as introverted loners.”
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Opposite of providing a feeling of ease or relaxation
“The entire notion laying in hospital terrifies me, which is why I find this bed uncomfortable.”
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Opposite of having a sociable and likable personality
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“Joe was an unsociable and obnoxious little boy who antagonized everyone around him.”
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Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
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Opposite of having or characterized by many transient sexual relationships
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Opposite of easily or readily taken advantage of or deceived
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Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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Opposite of easily deceived or duped
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Opposite of showing or tending to have a belief in a person's honesty or sincerity; not suspicious
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Opposite of not labored or artificial
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Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
“The almshouse was, therefore, a socially stigmatizing option as well as an unsafe setting for childbirth, because of the high risk of infection.”
Adjective
(of a person's temper or disposition) Opposite of calm and composed
“Hatteras became animated as he spoke, and Doctor Clawbonny's excitable nature was so wrought upon that his decision began to waver.”
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(of a place or setting) Opposite of having a personable or relaxed atmosphere
“The whole place was incredible, but it had an impersonal feel to it, almost like a hotel.”
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Opposite of having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner
“Warm and friendly as she was towards him, her reserved nature was difficult to read, and he was not so sure if his growing feelings were matched.”
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Opposite of generous and tireless with one's contributions of time, money, etc.
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(of a person) Opposite of calm and self-controlled
Adverb
Opposite of to do something without difficulty
“As we laboriously went through each box, we marked them off in our spreadsheet.”
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