What is the opposite of lighthearted?

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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of enjoyable or entertaining in an agreeable or inoffensive way
“It is an accomplished film that uses dark humor to leaven its serious topics.”
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Opposite of having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration
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Opposite of lighthearted and casually cheerful
Adjective
Opposite of having a fun-loving or high-spirited disposition or manner
“He had proved to be an interesting, if slightly morbid and subdued, traveling companion.”
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Opposite of pleasantly humorous or jocular
“The serious message of the film is ruined by the bathos of its ridiculous ending.”
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