What is the opposite of keen?

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Adjective
Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
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“It was a sign to the recruiter that Bill was apathetic to the role when he presented unshaven and in casual attire for the interview.”
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Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards an activity
“I was just a casual follower of tennis, but a fanatic enthusiast of basketball.”
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Opposite of having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
“I'm pretty fickle when it comes to supporting my country during the Olympics.”
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Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
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“If you have a point, you sure have an obtuse way of explaining it!”
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(of a sense) Opposite of able to sense slight impressions or differences
“Due to his age, little Gip may have weak eyes, but he still whips his tail into a frenzy when he sees me.”
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Opposite of extreme in degree, power, or effect
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
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Opposite of harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“It started with a tweet which turned into a mild piece of fake news.”
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(keen on) Opposite of having an attraction to
“I have a deep physical attraction towards Boris, but I'm completely indifferent to his personality.”
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(of the edge or point of a blade) Opposite of having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
“You can't cut sashimi with a blunt knife!”
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(US, informal, dated) Opposite of of the very best kind
“This is an atrocious phone! The battery life does not even last a full day!”
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(of the air or wind) Opposite of extremely cold
“Let's organize a picnic if this mild weather lasts over the weekend.”
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(British, of prices) Opposite of extremely low as to be competitive
“I would love to expand our agenda in our itinerary but our budget just won't afford us those experiences with exorbitant prices!”
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Opposite of vigorous or incisive in expression or style
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Opposite of willing or eager to do something
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Opposite of having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
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Opposite of able to sense slight impressions or differences
“The surgeon reported that he would have temporarily impaired motor skills due to the accident.”
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Opposite of resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction
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Opposite of having or showing refined taste or good judgement
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Opposite of capable of making fine distinctions
“Shopping online can be a dangerous place for young and guileless consumers.”
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Opposite of chilly, refreshing (weather)
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Opposite of participating or engaged in a positive or spontaneous way
“He has been an uninvolved participant in our rowing activities for several weeks now.”
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Opposite of having or producing a sudden and intense piercing sensation
“I endured a dull pain in my head for the rest of the day.”
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Opposite of uncomfortably cool
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Opposite of having a low or subnormal temperature
“The journey became one of survival, as he crossed the desert through sandstorms, searing heat, and punishing terrain.”
Adjective
Opposite of of having great influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
Verb
Opposite of to wail in grief for a deceased person
“We would rejoice at the resounding victory our team experienced over their long-standing rivals.”
Verb
Opposite of to shed tears, especially from being emotional
“I persistently laugh at the comedic genius of Robin Williams.”
Noun
Opposite of a crying out in grief
“The crowd's jubilation after their championship triumph was deafening, but an experience worth savoring for a lifetime.”
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