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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.”
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.”
Opposite of abounding in words or containing more words than necessary
Opposite of complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
Opposite of having or arousing feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia, typically in an exaggerated and self-indulgent way
Opposite of prone to gossipy conversation
Opposite of loudly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
Opposite of that has been described as greater or better than it actually is
Opposite of plentiful or abundant in amount
Opposite of cheerful and full of energy
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.”
Opposite of of the highest quality
“She pointed out to me that these little cracks were a result of poor craftsmanship.”
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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