What is the opposite of lively?

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Adjective
Opposite of full of life and energy
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Adjective
(of a place or atmosphere) Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Adjective
(British, ironic) Opposite of difficult or challenging
Adjective
Opposite of physically nimble and quick
“He was tall and powerful but, unfortunately, rather clumsy.”
Adjective
Opposite of in good health
“I regret stuffing myself at the buffet as I'm starting to feel a bit ill.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to high levels of activity
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving clear and vividly explicit details
Adverb
(somewhat rare) Opposite of in a vigorous or spirited manner
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for having life or being alive
“The hungry vultures honed in on a dead carcass at the bottom of the ravine.”
Adverb
(of a question or subject) Opposite of adverb for being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
Adverb
(of a wire or device) Opposite of adverb for electrically charged or energized
“What you have here is a discharged device, which would explain why it failed to function.”
Adverb
(usually of coals) Opposite of adverb for burning or glowing
“All that remained after the delectable lamb spit was dead coal.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for of, containing, or using undetonated explosive
“He stepped quickly and adeptly around the dormant mines, reaching the outpost in a matter of minutes.”
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