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What is the opposite of upfront?

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Adjective
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or expression, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
Adjective
Opposite of rather direct or abrupt in speech or manner
Adjective
Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
Adjective
Opposite of blunt or forthright in speech or expression
Adjective
Opposite of honest or frank in nature
“While her response was quite cut-and-dried, some fans are still speculating the star is hiding her love life as evidenced by her indirect response to who her crush was.”
Adjective
Opposite of honest and straightforward in speech or behavior
“The audience took very little away from Mike's dissembling interview.”
Adjective
Opposite of speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly
“Aware of the potential for ridicule, or for having their sanity questioned, protesters, are naturally reticent about discussing these experiences.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
Adjective
Opposite of fair and honest in nature or one's dealings
“One possibility is that travelers have biased information on travel times of some alternatives.”
Adjective
Opposite of frank and blunt in nature
Adjective
Opposite of aggressively vigorous or forceful
Adjective
Opposite of blunt and plain-spoken in one's manner of speaking or behavior
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