What is the opposite of mellow?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a melodious or harmonious sound
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Opposite of well matured or conditioned with age
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Opposite of soft or tender by reason of ripeness
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Opposite of having a carefree manner or temperament
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Opposite of having a friendly and sociable nature
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Opposite of melodiously or musically soft and sweet
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Opposite of expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
“The others were ready to go, standing slowly and squinting against the intense light.”
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Opposite of gentle or pacific in nature or demeanor
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
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Opposite of characterized by obedience, subservience, or readiness to accept instruction or direction
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(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
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Opposite of of a comestible, especially a beverage, having a rich flavor
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Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of even-tempered and reasonable
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Opposite of having a fullness in sound or texture
“The boy sang with a sharp voice, picking out notes on that didn't quite go with the words.”
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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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Opposite of having a melodious or harmonious sound
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Opposite of giving off heat
“I rubbed cold hands against mine until it was warm again.”
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Opposite of succulent or deliciously full of juice(s)
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Opposite of appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
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Opposite of not clearly or fully audible
“His diction is amazingly clear and even when he sings, every word is audible.”
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Opposite of not harsh in nature or effect
“Lena grudgingly accepted my observation that her harsh parenting style was having a deleterious effect on Aaron's functioning and their relationship.”
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Opposite of succulent or full of juice(s)
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(especially of color, sounds, taste, etc.) Opposite of subtle or muted in nature
“Otis's unique contribution was in finding the perfect way to make his bold sounds enhance but never to intrude upon the sounds of the Chicago blues.”
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(of a voice or sound) Opposite of quiet and gentle to the ears
“We had to put up with loud noises and constant interference from the neighbors.”
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(of a mixture or effect) Opposite of delicately complex and understated
“His tragic past is having an obvious impact on his mental health.”
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Opposite of free from negative emotions, such as anger
“The activists were frenzied as they demanded for change to the system.”
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(of food) Opposite of ready for consumption
“So we set up a platform in a tree next to a fig tree that was bulging with unripened fruit.”
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(of sound or color) Opposite of free from anything that dulls or dims
“Though his technique was superb, his guitar tone was distorted.”
Verb
Opposite of to make softer or less intense
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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Opposite of to make experienced
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Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
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Opposite of to change one's attitude for the better
“Do not be discouraged if you have a day or two where you regress into bad habits.”
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Opposite of to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
“He said there were plans in place to refurbish the showroom and re-establish the site as a retailer under the auspices of the new company.”
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Opposite of to rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious
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Opposite of to make human or humane
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Opposite of make happy; appease
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Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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(smooth over) Opposite of to resolve, or work towards resolving an issue or conflict
“The Council urges all parties to exert restraint and refrain from taking any action which might exacerbate the situation.”
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(calm down) Opposite of to become calm
“He would seethe when he realized he had locked himself out of his apartment yet again.”
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