What is the opposite of lively?

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Opposite of full of life and energy
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“Increasingly, however, he was becoming listless and withdrawn, refusing invitations to play and grooming himself disconsolately.”
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(of a place or atmosphere) Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
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“It was seven in the morning in the sleepy town where time floated like a blanket of clouds in the sky.”
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(of a debate or discussion) Opposite of stimulating strong views on a topic or subject
“For a few minutes, Alex and I listen to a boring discussion on symbolism, which seems to drag on forever.”
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Opposite of bright and vivid
“An artist, by using drab colors and bold strokes of the brush, can suggest a negative feeling about a scene.”
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Opposite of at a quick or fast speed
“Roper asked the pilot to take a slow turn around the borders of the ranch.”
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(British, ironic) Opposite of difficult or challenging
“Instead of conducive tasks, the lessons contain mainly homogenous and easy tasks.”
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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 loudly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
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Opposite of strong, healthy, and full of energy
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Opposite of physically nimble and quick
“He was tall and powerful but, unfortunately, rather clumsy.”
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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 in good health
“I regret stuffing myself at the buffet as I'm starting to feel a bit ill.”
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Opposite of of or pertaining to high levels of activity
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Opposite of characterized by fierce or chaotic energy or force
“A relaxed but buoyant atmosphere sustained by well-tempered music and the interior design neat and elegant.”
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Opposite of evoking a strong or stimulating mental sensation
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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.”
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Opposite of producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
“As the conversation progressed, Alice felt a vague sense of unease, since she reluctantly found herself believing that Abhay's point made some sense.”
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Opposite of giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Opposite of having or showing a reasonable or high level of intellect
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of in a vigorous or spirited manner
“Her excessively long arms are flung feebly and unspiritedly back and forth without expression.”
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