What is the opposite of joke?

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Noun
Opposite of something said to cause amusement or laughter
“A slight smile interrupted the seriousness of his face, or perhaps, accentuated its solemnity.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that is inadequate and made fun of
“This year we had a boy in London who had turned his hobby into a media empire at the age of fifteen years, becoming an instant success.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is made fun of due to an apparent lack of intellect
“What Watson tells us we can believe and what he tells us about Holmes allows us to witness a genius at work.”
Noun
Opposite of a witty remark
Noun
Opposite of the quality, fact or aspect of being amusing or funny
Noun
Opposite of spoken or written words that are absurd or meaningless
Noun
Opposite of a mischievous practical joke
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.”
Noun
Opposite of something that draws ridicule
“Your shenanigans are certainly not a laughing matter.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being ludicrous
Noun
Opposite of humorous moment
Noun
Opposite of the practice of deception
Verb
Opposite of to talk humorously or flippantly (about something or someone)
“If it is difficult to speak earnestly of personal matters, to speak earnestly about public matters seems perverse.”
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!”
Verb
(aid) Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
Verb
Opposite of to mock or annoy someone
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