What is the opposite of serious?

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Adjective
Opposite of grave in manner or disposition
“He looked cheerful after finally having done his taxes.”
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Opposite of of an important nature
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“This is a trivial matter which can be addressed at a later date.”
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Opposite of requiring considerable thought or reflection
“Merely the most superficial consideration should be afforded to the buffoon's request.”
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Opposite of meriting deep reflection
“This is a lowbrow film catering to the simplest of minds.”
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Opposite of significantly worrying in nature
“He sustained a harmless graze to his shin as he was skateboarding.”
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Opposite of having earnest intentions
“The president was insincere when he claimed to be committed to lowering taxes.”
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Opposite of large in quantity
“Brandon only made a paltry amount of money trying to sell bottled water for pets.”
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Opposite of not to be laughed at
“I can't stop laughing. This is funny!”
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Opposite of not easily answered or solved
“The computer program has some simple bugs which should be fixed in the next iteration.”
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(informal) Opposite of truly meaning something said that was outrageous in nature
“I was kidding when I said I was going to going to go on a donut diet.”
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Opposite of marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
“After a tumultuous period of torrential rainfall, the air has been surprisingly calm and pleasant.”
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(of a situation or problem) Opposite of having a high likelihood of becoming dire or turning into a crisis
“The patient has stabilized and is now safe.”
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(of a literary work) Opposite of overly serious or difficult
“The author's latest works were enthralling, arousing the interest of readers worldwide.”
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Opposite of shy and fond of being on one's own
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Opposite of calm, dignified, and unhurried
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Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
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Opposite of serious or significant in nature
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Opposite of severe or strict in manner or attitude
“The husband was a tall and genial fellow, friendly, youthful, and easy-going.”
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Opposite of spending a lot of time studying or reading
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Opposite of sedate, serious or lacking in humor
“At once terrifying and thrilling, many would consider a parachute jump to be the experience of a lifetime.”
Adjective
Opposite of following carefully and exactly a set of rules
“James was merely a casual follower of his professed religion, not being one to strictly adhere to its tenets.”
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(of a situation) Opposite of dangerously insecure or unstable
“After a panicky few minutes, her cardiac status is now stable.”
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Opposite of requiring immediate attention
“Once the baby was in a settled state, we were able to leave the room.”
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(informal) Opposite of to be under no illusion, or to be serious about a matter
“You are deluded if you think things are going to work out between the two of you.”
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Opposite of characterized by extreme force, degree, or strength
“Peta gave Josh a mild push on the back to keep the queue moving along.”
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Opposite of very serious or severe
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Opposite of causing or liable to cause death or tragedy
“It's time to stop pretending that yesterday's mac and cheese with a squirt of ketchup qualifies as a healthy meal.”
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Opposite of of, or relating to, education, schooling, or intellectual pursuits
“He admired the truthfulness of landscapes painted by an unschooled artist, who became his first teacher.”
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Opposite of extreme in intensity
“The two opposing groups had a half-hearted fight before going their separate ways.”
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Opposite of totally committed to a cause or belief
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Opposite of not excessively showy or lively
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Opposite of causing fear, dread or alarm
“I have some exciting news, but I don't want to tell you about it over the phone.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, characterized by, or consisting of (incontrovertible) facts
“The proposal submitted to the board was not accepted with a number of questionable recommendations to be interrogated.”
Interjection
Opposite of used to express shock, surprise or skepticism, or to indirectly request confirmation or more information
I am not surprised. I could foresee this happening from a mile away.”
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