What is the opposite of spontaneous?

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Adjective
Opposite of done or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse without premeditation
“It appeared to Howe and other critics as a calculated plan to accumulate political power.”
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Opposite of performed in an improvised manner
“Her carefully rehearsed speech about why she wanted to keep things platonic and professional between them had flown from her mind.”
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Opposite of done by one's own free choice
“The defendant seeks reversal on a claim that the trial judge committed error in admitting what amounted to a coerced confession.”
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Opposite of done or occurring spontaneously, without conscious thought or attention
“We made a conscious decision to go with a noncombative, cooperative approach.”
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Opposite of having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner
“Warm and friendly as she was towards him, her reserved nature was difficult to read, and he was not so sure if his growing feelings were matched.”
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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 acting or done quickly and without thought or care
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Opposite of done by one's own free choice
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Opposite of happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time
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Opposite of using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning
“Your class gave me the tools to understand the forces at work upon my conscience and to make a reasoned decision.”
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Opposite of used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
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Opposite of inherited, native
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Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
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Opposite of naive or innocent as a child would be
“Even though she was young, Rachel looked like an experienced archaeologist with her oversized backpack, double water bottles, and climbing boots.”
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Opposite of given or done free of charge
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Opposite of naive or innocent as a child would be
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Opposite of developing in a gradual or natural fashion
“The musical piece was erratic, and frankly, rather jarring on the ears.”
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Opposite of very easy or involving minimal effort
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
Adjective
Opposite of mental or spiritual
“Masters and overseers resorted to physical punishments to impose their wills.”
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