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What is the opposite of facetious?

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Adjective
Opposite of pleasantly humorous or jocular
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“The serious message of the film is ruined by the bathos of its ridiculous ending.”
Adjective
Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“He was an earnest, fluent talker who could unstring his bow and throw a charm even over ordinary topics.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing laughter and providing entertainment
Adjective
Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“I was being sincere when I accepted your challenge to a boxing match.”
Adjective
Opposite of bitingly or humorously intelligent in nature
“He had the wit of a dead fish and constantly delivered retorts that were banal and clichéd.”
Adjective
Opposite of silly or inappropriate in nature
“The children have been warmly praised for their sensible actions in passing the information on to school authorities.”
Adjective
Opposite of happy or cheerful in mood or disposition
“She had sounded so sad just now after she had been smiling only a moment ago.”
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