What is the opposite of forthright?

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(devious) Opposite of direct, outspoken, and not evasive
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“They are duplicitous and devious, always posing, not wishing or able to be authentic.”
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(timid) Opposite of direct, outspoken, and not evasive
“Marines engaging in their first combative exercise were often timid and unsure of themselves.”
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Opposite of rather direct or abrupt in speech or manner
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(of an organization or its activities) Opposite of having practices that are open and visible to the public
“The usually secretive agency is best known for its expertise in cybersecurity.”
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Opposite of plain or blunt
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Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
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Opposite of to an utter or complete degree
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Opposite of vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
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Opposite of making or characterized by a noisy outcry
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Opposite of frank and realistic in the depiction of unpleasant situations
“The paintings of the Middle Ages were flat, misproportioned, lacking in depth and scale, lifeless, and unrealistic.”
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(informal) Opposite of honest in a blunt manner
“Their well-wishes sound incredibly contrived and rehearsed.”
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Opposite of frank and blunt in nature
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Opposite of not disconcerted or embarrassed
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Opposite of aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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Opposite of having, or conforming to, high moral standards or principles
“We ask you not to allow the despicable act of one person to stain the reputation of an entire community of good, hard-working people.”
Adverb
Opposite of immediately, without delay
“Some patients gradually develop a tolerance for the drug and need to be given a larger dose.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a prompt manner
“I'm busy at the moment, but I'll do it later.”
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