What is the opposite of fun?

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Noun
Opposite of denoting amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
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“Our holiday was a disaster and full of nothing but boredom.”
Noun
Opposite of activity engaged in for amusement
“The event was a catastrophe where everything that could go wrong did go wrong.”
Noun
Opposite of a break from work
“The weekend is over, and it's now time to get back to work.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of noisy and confused activity
“The troublemakers were arrested and the peace was thus restored.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of ridiculing someone or something
“John was a stylish kid who received the admiration of his peers for his fashion sense.”
Noun
Opposite of a bustling to-do, excited speech or noise, usually loud
Noun
Opposite of silly talk or writing
Noun
Opposite of an unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant
Noun
Opposite of enjoyment gained engaging in recreational activities
“I always tell people that show business is my hobby and the animals are my work.”
Noun
Opposite of a source of great satisfaction or enjoyment
“With all of the reality shows that make TV watching a complete bore, I was glad to finally see something new, fresh, absorbing and entertaining.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being ludicrous
Noun
Opposite of light-hearted joking, teasing, or banter
Noun
Opposite of something that causes laughter
“Debra says she needs to have a cry from time to time to make herself feel better, but Raymond doesn't necessarily buy it.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of enjoyable or amusing
“We had an unpleasant time at the police station.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of whimsical or flamboyant
“This year's Mardi Gras is much more boring than last year's.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of done for a non-work related purpose
“He went on a work-related trip to meet with some clients.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of being extroverted in personality
“He was extremely introverted and preferred to keep to himself.”
Adjective
Opposite of humorous or funny
“The comedian struggled to get a reaction from the crowd with his unfunny jokes.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
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“The concert was a disaster, and the overall experience was horrible.”
Adjective
Opposite of resembling that of a party
“This physical movement stirs the otherwise listless ambiance that sets in as the sun climbs in the immense, blue, dust-filled sky.”
Adjective
Opposite of enjoyable or entertaining in an agreeable or inoffensive way
“It is an accomplished film that uses dark humor to leaven its serious topics.”
Adjective
Opposite of a feeling of positivity, satisfaction, or enjoyment
“We are feeling sad and upset about the recent tragic events which have unfolded.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a lively or festive atmosphere
Verb
(colloquial) Opposite of to poke fun at or make fun of
“She would sometimes flatter her husband lightheartedly over his good looks.”
Verb
Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Opposite of to mock or annoy someone
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Opposite of to tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
Verb
(usually "joking") Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
“If you don't do it now, there is going to be consequences! I mean it!”
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