What is the opposite of silly?

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Adjective
Opposite of behaving in a foolish way
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“She was so sensible with her savings! I wish I could be as frugal as her.”
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Opposite of silly in a childish way
“If you were sensible, you would stop acting so childish!”
Adjective
Opposite of so ludicrous as to be amusing
“Your speech was thoughtful and well delivered. It struck a chord with many of our audience members.”
Adjective
Opposite of ridiculously trivial or frivolous
“Risk management on an enterprise level is important in driving business strategies and performance.”
Adjective
Opposite of not in full control of one's faculties
“Despite the delirium setting in, we placed our trust in our lucid leader, Sarah, to lead the lost group out of the jungle.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by humor or something that motivates laughter
“There were serious undertones to the film may have initially seemed playful and innocent.”
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Opposite of of little importance
Adjective
Opposite of overtly excited to the point of silliness
“Jerry remained calm and cool, confident that his team could now hang on for the win in the dying seconds of the match.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an unusually strange character or behavior
“You know, Ramirez, sometimes you seem as normal as muck, and other times you're the most princely person I've met.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing no strength of character
“It showed how strong he was when he got knocked down but got back up to continue the fight.”
Adjective
Opposite of thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
Noun
Opposite of a person who lacks sense or judgment
“A sage can explain impermanence but there is no lesson like a bad bill of health.”
Noun
(informal, somewhat rare) Opposite of an ignorant person
“I became an intellectual at a young age, being able to differentiate fiction from reality.”
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