What is the opposite of relaxed?

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Adjective
Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
Adjective
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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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 enjoying physical comfort
“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 tightly fastened, tied, or stretched
“You must have a tight rope to ensure your safety when you abseil down this mountain.”
Adjective
(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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(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 having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Adjective
Opposite of of having a good-natured or casual personality
“Any friendly aspect or unfriendly connection between these two is then said to reflect upon the relationship of the lovers.”
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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
Adjective
Opposite of not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched
Adjective
Opposite of acting or done at leisure
Adjective
Opposite of slow or unhurried
Adjective
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 bodily energy or motivation
Adjective
(of a person's temper or disposition) Opposite of calm and composed
Adjective
Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Adjective
Opposite of not easily irritated
Adjective
Opposite of even-tempered and reasonable
Adjective
Opposite of appearing relaxed, informal, and cheerily brisk
Adjective
Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
Adjective
(of speech, expression, or action) Opposite of frank or unrestrained
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessing sound judgment
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Opposite of full of energy and vigor
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Opposite of having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner
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Opposite of free of concern or worries
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Opposite of restrained, subtle, not trying to attract attention
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Opposite of remaining calm even in situations that would cause many others to become angry, frustrated, panicky, etc.
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Opposite of diverted
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Opposite of open-minded
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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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Opposite of not readily seen or noticed
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking restraint, or ignoring societal standards, particularly in sexual conduct
Adjective
Opposite of containing one or more drugs
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to make less taut or tight
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to calm down
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