What is the opposite of flippant?

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Opposite of not intended to be taken seriously
“Our nation needs to get serious about resourcing its reserves if it's going to rely on them as heavily as it has lately.”
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Opposite of showing disrespect through a casual attitude
“While his sonorous voice was a little daunting, it was counteracted by his articulate nature and respectful manner.”
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Opposite of done or spoken with ease and carefreeness
“Doubters and critics have poured scorn on our ambitious plans or urged speed when a more thoughtful approach was deserved and required.”
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Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“I was being sincere when I accepted your challenge to a boxing match.”
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Opposite of lighthearted and casually cheerful
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Opposite of marked by, or displaying, a boldness of character
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Opposite of deliberately or affectedly playful and teasing
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Opposite of having a flippant demeanor that is not appreciated under the circumstances
“Please refrain from making any cute comments while we attempt to have a serious discussion about this matter.”
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Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
“He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.”
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Opposite of not intended to be taken seriously
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Opposite of fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
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Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
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Opposite of done with humor or in jest
“Evelyn stopped giggling when she saw Julian with a serious look on his face.”
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Opposite of lacking depth of character or understanding
“Personally, I find that the sensationalist presentation, tricksy camera work, and scary music gets in the way of any profound analysis.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of unconcerned in attitude or action
“Morgan and his son have completely overhauled this machine over a period of two years in what was painstaking work.”
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(informal) Opposite of fashionable and in style
“Parachute pants are quite unfashionable in this day and age.”
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