What is the opposite of effusive?

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Opposite of showing or expressing emotion in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
“Not as reserved as his mother Matilda, nor as charming as his father Geoffrey, Henry was famous for his energy and drive.”
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Opposite of talking enthusiastically or at length about something
“The drinks industry and publicans have made a guarded response to the moves, insisting they already support the drive to encourage more responsible drinking.”
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Opposite of abounding in words or containing more words than necessary
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Opposite of excessive in obsequious praise or flattery
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Opposite of loudly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
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Opposite of done to excess
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Opposite of cheerful and full of energy
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Opposite of plentiful or abundant
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Opposite of ridiculously extreme or excessive in degree
“If you spend a moderate amount on advertising, then a house style will give unity and continuity to your advertisements in various media.”
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Opposite of involving, or given to, open or heavy displays of emotion
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Opposite of of the highest quality
“She pointed out to me that these little cracks were a result of poor craftsmanship.”
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Opposite of overly sentimental, emotional, maudlin or bathetic
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Opposite of showy in speech, language or writing
“He liked using simple words to ensure that he could be easily understood.”
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