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What is the opposite of playful?

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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.”
Opposite of done with humor or in jest
“Evelyn stopped giggling when she saw Julian with a serious look on his face.”
Opposite of inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun
Opposite of deliberately or affectedly playful and teasing
Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“I was being sincere when I accepted your challenge to a boxing match.”
Opposite of inclined to flirt or be seductively playful
Opposite of happy or cheerful in mood or disposition
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“She had sounded so sad just now after she had been smiling only a moment ago.”
Playfully mischievous
“She turns around, sees my wicked grin, and immediately wonders what is going on.”
Opposite of not intended to be taken seriously
“Our nation needs to get serious about resourcing its reserves if it's going to rely on them as heavily as it has lately.”
Opposite of showing or suggesting that one has knowledge or awareness of something
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