What is the opposite of forceful?

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Adjective
Opposite of able to persuade
Adjective
Opposite of strong, emphatic, and confident
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Adjective
Opposite of able to withstand strain or hardship
“His nervousness was apparent when he spoke with a shaky voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
“Ida had kept him awake while he drowsed his way up the old King's Trace in eastern Missouri, feverish and weak.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, characterized by, or consisting of (incontrovertible) facts
“The proposal submitted to the board was not accepted with a number of questionable recommendations to be interrogated.”
Adjective
Opposite of expressing something forcibly and clearly
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 behaving, spoken or done in a determined and forceful way
“Everyone in the room gasped at the best man's uninspiring speech.”
Adjective
Opposite of convincing or effective
Adjective
Opposite of vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a confident and forceful personality
Adjective
Opposite of producing or capable of producing significant noise
“She was a shy person who spoke in a quiet voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing courage and determination
Adjective
Opposite of not able to be tired
Adjective
Opposite of concise and meaningful
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly, effectively, and without doubt
“Try asking an indecisive person where they want to eat and you will start a frustrating conversation that will last forever.”
Adjective
(of language or actions) Opposite of excessively or unacceptably forceful
“The president was urged to use nonviolent measures to counter the uprising.”
Adjective
Opposite of harsh or severe in nature
“Nelson was a gentle soul who wouldn't hurt a fly.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked intense, animated, or violent activity
“Formerly they were civil and kind, and we all got on famously together.”
Adjective
(of an action taken) Opposite of very severe or strict
“Many saw the sentence handed down to Paul as very lenient.”
Adjective
(of a man) Opposite of having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive
Adjective
Opposite of motivated to achieve something due to one's own interest
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