What is the opposite of upbeat?

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Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
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Opposite of noticeably happy and optimistic
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Opposite of having a lively or cheerful manner or character
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Opposite of in good spirits
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“Ralph felt depressed after Lisa rejected his advances.”
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of feeling, or wanting to feel, optimism about a future event
“When Haldeman came in that afternoon, he was pessimistic about Magruder's chances of not being indicted.”
Adjective
Opposite of casual, informal, relaxed, unrestrained
Adjective
Opposite of showing a casual lack of concern
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Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
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