What is the opposite of mellow?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a pleasantly flowing quality suggestive of music
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Opposite of having a relaxed, casual manner
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Opposite of not coarse, rough, or harsh
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Opposite of soft or tender by reason of ripeness
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Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations
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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 pleasantly flowing quality suggestive of music
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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 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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(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 kind, warm-hearted, or gentle
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Opposite of gentle and not easily provoked
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Opposite of providing physical comfort
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of very pleasing to the sense of taste
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Opposite of slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages
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Opposite of even-tempered and reasonable
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Opposite of having a fullness in sound
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Opposite of sweet, especially when describing voice or tones
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Opposite of having a kindly disposition
“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
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Opposite of mild in effect or degree
“He heard the coarse and agitated voice of his angry mother calling out to him.”
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Opposite of having a pleasantly flowing quality suggestive of music
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Opposite of full of juice
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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 appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
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Opposite of marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones
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(especially of color, sounds, taste, etc.) Opposite of subtle or muted in nature
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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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Opposite of ready to accept instruction or direction, obedient, subservient
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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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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Opposite of abrupt, careless
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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 make or become mellow
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Opposite of to make experienced
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Opposite of to change one's attitude for the better
“In withdrawal, stronger neurological activity creates the desire to relapse, or return to an addictive habit.”
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Opposite of make less powerful and easier to control
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Opposite of to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
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Opposite of to make or become gentle
“She was a gentle woman but she would uncharacteristically sharpen her tone around her husband.”
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Opposite of release stress
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Opposite of to make human or humane
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Opposite of to overcome, quieten, or bring under control
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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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