What is the opposite of jovial?

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Opposite of having a merry or cheerful nature or atmosphere
“For those homeless and beggars in the streets, life was even more miserable.”
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Opposite of friendly or sociable in nature
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“The solitary candle burning on the table threw a faint light on her face, yet it was clear that she was very unhappy.”
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Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
“He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.”
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Opposite of having a lively or cheerful manner or character
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Opposite of showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something
“Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic.”
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Opposite of loudly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
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Opposite of having a kindly disposition
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“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
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Opposite of giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
“The concert was a disaster, and the overall experience was horrible.”
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
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Opposite of having a friendly or outgoing nature
“A survey suggests that some people are rearing a generation of unsociable and reticent youngsters.”
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Opposite of done with humor or in jest
“Evelyn stopped giggling when she saw Julian with a serious look on his face.”
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