What is the opposite of joking?

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Adjective
Opposite of humorous or flippant
Adjective
Opposite of pleasantly humorous or jocular
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 intended to provoke or make fun of someone in a playful way
Adjective
Opposite of questioning or suggesting puzzlement
Noun
Opposite of the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks
Noun
Opposite of lack of seriousness
Noun
Opposite of conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being ludicrous
Noun
Opposite of good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to talk humorously or flippantly
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