What is the opposite of relaxed?

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Adjective
Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
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“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
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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 relaxed or leisurely
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
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Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
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“In the plane, my fear of flying kicked in and I felt worried at the thought of not making it to my destination.”
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Opposite of not fixed in place tightly or firmly
“You must have a tight rope to ensure your safety when you abseil down this mountain.”
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(of a place, period of time, or situation) Opposite of without disturbance, activity or excitement
“New York is a lively city that never sleeps.”
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(of a person or their behaviour) Opposite of uncontrived and genuine
“I could call her up and wish her well but it would be contrived and insincere.”
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Opposite of easygoing in temperament
“Gabriel did not need a weapon to appear intimidating as his size and unapproachable demeanor accomplished that well enough.”
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(attributive) Opposite of feeling or exuding self-assurance
“They were insecure young men, who were led astray by a charismatic self-proclaimed prophet.”
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Opposite of behaving freely and naturally, without worrying what other people will think
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Opposite of acting or done at leisure
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Opposite of slow or unhurried
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Opposite of comfort based on one's experience and knowledge with their surroundings
“There was something eerie about the strange old Victorian mansion where they stayed for the night.”
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Opposite of lacking in energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality
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(of a person's temper or disposition) Opposite of calm and composed
“Hatteras became animated as he spoke, and Doctor Clawbonny's excitable nature was so wrought upon that his decision began to waver.”
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Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
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Opposite of having a peaceful aspect
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Opposite of appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
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Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
“The almshouse was, therefore, a socially stigmatizing option as well as an unsafe setting for childbirth, because of the high risk of infection.”
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(of a place or setting) Opposite of having a personable or relaxed atmosphere
“The whole place was incredible, but it had an impersonal feel to it, almost like a hotel.”
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Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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Opposite of full of energy and vigor
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Opposite of diverted
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Opposite of open-minded
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Opposite of restrained, subtle, and not trying to attract attention
“They contribute generously to village and family enterprises and avoid ostentatious displays of affluence.”
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Opposite of confident or self-assured
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Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
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(of clothes) Opposite of providing a feeling of relaxation when worn
“I hope you realize you're going to be in that uncomfortable outfit for three hours.”
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Opposite of for everyday use, and without formality of style or manner, especially of clothing or accessories
“He was keen to make a statement with his formal apparel.”
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Opposite of the pleasantness of warm and sunny weather
“We had to cancel our date at the beach due to overcast weather.”
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Opposite of lacking restraint, or ignoring societal standards, particularly in sexual conduct
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Opposite of containing one or more drugs
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Opposite of not allied with any particular nation, or to any side in a dispute
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious
“You need to take a chill pill because you stress too much!”
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Opposite of past tense for to make or become less taut or tight
“As the news became more evident, Grey felt his nerves tense, his fists tighten, and his breath become heavy.”
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Opposite of past tense for to calm down
“Sometimes I rile my son for fun, but he is a good sport about it.”
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(of a rule or restriction) Opposite of past tense for to make less strict
“We welcome the decision by the Gambling Commission to extend the ban on using credit cards for online gambling.”
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Opposite of past tense for to become less severe or intense
“In recent months the government has increased the economic siege on the island with the application of new sanctions that intensify the embargo in force.”
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