What is the opposite of laid-back?

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Opposite of an absence of stress or worry
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Opposite of requiring or involving very little or no effort
“It was a difficult task because of the depth of the minefields.”
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(of a place, period of time, or situation) Opposite of without disturbance, activity or excitement
“New York is a lively city that never sleeps.”
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Opposite of casually calm and relaxed
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Opposite of laissez-faire
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Opposite of acting or done at leisure
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Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
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(of an object) Opposite of not having any impressive qualities
“He spent most of his childhood in the grand city that never sleeps.”
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(of speech, expression, or action) Opposite of frank or unrestrained
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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Opposite of restrained, subtle, not trying to attract attention
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Opposite of not stressed or accentuated
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Opposite of failing to take proper care over something
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Opposite of not bound by rigid standards
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
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Opposite of appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
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(of a person's temper or disposition) Opposite of calm and composed
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Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
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Opposite of showing little or no feeling
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Opposite of not easily irritated
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Opposite of not enjoying or making an effort to behave sociably in the company of others
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Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
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Opposite of ready to accept instruction or direction, obedient, subservient
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Opposite of even-tempered and reasonable
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Opposite of confident or self-assured
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Opposite of slow or unhurried
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Opposite of having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
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