What is the opposite of impulsive?

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Opposite of acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
“She accepts his illness as genuine, and not a premeditated ploy to win her favors.”
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Opposite of resulting from or acting from a compulsion
“He dealt out deserved roastings to erring players, though he was controlled when they suffered a shock defeat by Shropshire in the NatWest.”
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Opposite of recklessly bold or rash
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Opposite of done or based on an innate facility rather than with forethought
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Opposite of responding readily to something new or stimulating, especially temperamentally
“Doing so he evinces the sort of suave, unflappable attitude that comes in handy when you are strolling along a high wire without a net.”
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Opposite of based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
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Opposite of given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood, thinking or behavior
“A creole language is a stable natural language developed from a mixture of different languages.”
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Opposite of disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control
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Opposite of cheerful and reckless
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Opposite of marked by, or displaying, a boldness of character
“He may be old and meek, but his discipline remained resolute.”
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Opposite of excessive, as results from obsession
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Opposite of having a bad temper
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Opposite of occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
“Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.”
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Opposite of using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning
“Your class gave me the tools to understand the forces at work upon my conscience and to make a reasoned decision.”
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Opposite of resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge
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Opposite of brief or short in duration
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Opposite of not expected, anticipated or foreseen
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Opposite of having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner
“Warm and friendly as she was towards him, her reserved nature was difficult to read, and he was not so sure if his growing feelings were matched.”
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