What is the opposite of idyllic?

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Opposite of extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque
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Opposite of in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town
Adjective
Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
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Opposite of serving as the ideal model or example for something
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Opposite of having enchanting qualities
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Opposite of having picturesque scenery
“The drab castle lawns were in desperate need of some brightly colored flowers.”
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Opposite of very pleasing; wonderful
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(typically of a place) Opposite of free from disturbance
“Most of the wealthy residents are either behind the walls that surrounded the villas or off pursuing pleasures in a more boisterous part of town.”
Adjective
Opposite of being the most suitable
“The novel is designed for adolescent children but is unsuitable for kids in the younger age bracket.”
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Opposite of idealistic, especially to the point of being unrealistic
“The pair are known as pragmatic, hard-nosed businessmen, and they are thought to have little sentimental attachment to the club.”
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Opposite of being the most desired option or possibility
“He landed a nightmare job and immediately considered quitting.”
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Opposite of the ideal representative of something
“She remained single as she was worried about finding a man antithetic to everything she was looking for.”
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Opposite of modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect
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Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
Adjective
Opposite of providing perfect happiness or great joy
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