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What is the opposite of emphatic?

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Adjective
Opposite of expressing something forcibly and clearly
Adjective
Opposite of showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
Adjective
Opposite of obvious or clearly noticeable
Adjective
Opposite of not open to question or debate
Adjective
Opposite of having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
“I'm pretty fickle when it comes to supporting my country during the Olympics.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a strength of will or determination
“His nervousness was apparent when he spoke with a shaky voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of making or characterized by a noisy outcry
Adjective
Opposite of loudly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
Adjective
Opposite of done, or behaving, in a brusquely imperious or authoritarian way
Adjective
Opposite of resolute and steadfast in one's will or ambition
Adjective
Opposite of assertive and self-assured
“Mary was rather tentative at committing to her weekly rehabilitation.”
Adjective
Opposite of clear and emphatic in nature
Adjective
Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
Opposite of exhausting all effort
“His performance provides a sober anchor to Kitano's barely restrained jubilation.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
Adjective
Opposite of vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
Adjective
Opposite of making continual and persistent demands
Adjective
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
Adjective
Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
Adjective
Opposite of resolute in one's will or mental state
“I sat across from Gaia, twiddling my thumbs as she remained indecisive on what to eat.”
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute degree
“Cassidy was interrogated for an hour before making a partial confession to felony murder.”
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute or complete degree
Adjective
Opposite of clear in meaning without uncertainty or ambiguity
“For the record, I say to the House this law is ambiguous in terms of its interpretation.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or characterized by authority, or the air of authority
Adjective
Opposite of having a striking appearance or style, typically by being excessively bright, colourful, or ostentatious
Adjective
Opposite of showing strong feeling or passion
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring conviction and not able to be refuted
“I was not impressed with his evidence, which I found to be vague and unconvincing.”
Adjective
Opposite of expressing opinions or feelings freely or loudly
Adjective
Opposite of showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
“There is no need to put on your best bib and tucker because the restaurant itself is a surprisingly unostentatious venue that specializes in simplicity.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or full of expression
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