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Alternative for serious

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Of an important nature
important vital critical crucial fundamental major profound significant urgent consequential considerable essential grave imperative key pivotal pressing acute determinative far-reaching high-priority indispensable integral noteworthy paramount ponderous weighty all-important deep intense life-and-death momentous of consequence of moment almighty big league cardinal heavy-duty large-scale life-changing major-league substantial exigent heavy decisive material monumental severe earnest of great consequence big historic meaningful great dire portentous heavyweight solemn eventful notable burning of great import of significance principal influential prominent somber sombre sedate sober drastic life and death powerful staid compelling earth-shattering necessary high-level desperate fateful humourless humorless capital extreme exceptional no laughing matter earthshaking central no joke conspicuous outstanding of great importance remarkable no-nonsense telling appreciable pre-eminent crying primary big deal much memorable leading underlined foremost core special eminent determining prime overriding uncomic tectonic striking tough intrinsic mighty impressive extraordinary imposing worthwhile large big-time dominant grand sizable especial main grievous uppermost onerous difficult sensational importunate pronounced impactful oppressive imperious necessitous extensive immediate clamant emergent unforgettable overwhelming top salient front-page climacteric hefty newsworthy distinguished headline elevated celebrated noticeable honoured major league unusual arch of note requisite high-ranking illustrious noted preeminent reputable rare uncommon honourable of the utmost importance of the essence honorable noble honored crushing demanding focal deciding pertinent emergency interesting apocalyptic respected relevant prodigious landmark chief instant exacting top-level forceful esteemed of great moment terrible parlous earth-shaking premier top-priority hard renowned strong puissant potent marked sore famed big-league high-profile required high prestigious acclaimed epoch-making super citable seminal strategic observable must-have needed very great mentionable namable nameable particular glorious signal glaring top-ranking world-shaking world-shattering superior dignified obvious evident now or never emphatic fatal resonant manifest distinctive high profile high-up well known high-powered highly regarded red-letter out of the ordinary life-altering meaty massive egregious valid purposeful page-one unmissable tremendous dynamic invaluable commanding super colossal mammoth valuable glum germane stern of import devastating humiliating demanding attention gloomy dour grim impelling topical arresting austere driving final useful pithy indicative quiet downbeat sad top-notch trusted big time skookum top-drawer of high standing exciting buzzworthy demanded maximum cold sober crash life-saving milestone vehement fierce furious sententious first called-for matter of life and death vitally important life-or-death life or death predestined foreordained inevitable doomed destined carrying a lot of weight ponderable highest greatest sweeping authoritative gutting vicious of vital importance distingué of substance extremely important conclusive notorious executive head needful burdensome taxing preponderant keynote worthy of attention quantum generous unordinary revered pointed instrumental unique basic senior unlucky different singular very grave worrisome overshadowing dangerous of concern venerated worthy of note of particular interest constraining reverenced hallowed august worrying troublesome overbearing prior primal predominant overmastering master topmost sovereign sovran supreme worth mentioning worthy of mention hot mind-blowing utmost murder splash stand-out patent worth taking a look at something else terrific boss cool the end inescapable recognized famous responsible elemental root radical rudimentary stressful backbreaking vexatious worshipped clamouring hurry-up persuasive clamoring requiring obliging heat-on irresistible claiming distressing forcing unyielding well-known decision-making overruling number one ruling basal constitutive numero uno legendary respectable lionized iconic superincumbent epochal sacred decent reverend sage historical formidable recognised public exemplary wise worthy of influence of mark well thought of in the public eye lionised matriarchal experienced patriarchal philosophical admirable venerable worshipful admired stately estimable worshiped of importance lead number-one ultimate presiding underlying supereminent elementary prevailing controlling best inherent foundational prevalent staple quintessential top-tier constitutional governing unsurpassed ascendant biggest consummate stellar rudimental beginning prerequisite innate champion transcendent peerless matchless unequaled mandatory predominate incomparable regnant unequalled bottom-line premium meat-and-potatoes introductory first-rate apex star superlative elite unrivaled unrivalled primitive directing reigning of greatest importance unparalleled finest largest guiding characteristic ingrained absolute surpassing structural unsurpassable select natural compulsory first-class deep-seated obligatory of prime importance inimitable dominating No. 1 substantive arch- called for second to none original excellent simple organic exalted initial abecedarian effective regal towering primo first and foremost total headmost unconditional of supreme importance native crack unprecedented perfect deep-rooted ranking hard-wired unbeatable nonpareil lofty industry leading better larger greater a cut above the rest topflight best possible top drawer top-class much needed nitty-gritty wanted of the first rank all important accomplished expert finished foundation unmatchable alpha oustanding intervening superseding of greatest significance favoured favored chosen successful winning axial strongest state-of-the-art luxury quality high-quality choice top-of-the-line initiative unlimited chad operative stipulated causal crowning opening richest popular royal high priority second-to-none optimal peak top-rank beacon-like infinite unrestricted boundless unrestrained unbounded right-hand record primordial constituent front omnipotent official supervisory all-powerful overpowering efficacious arbitrary imperial full utter kingly complete unassailable optimum patrician refined aristocratic component connected name-of-the-game coal-and-ice world crackerjack fab nice most unexcelled utopian domineering unexampled at the heart of ace world class monarchical monarchal inaugural A-number-1 A-1 undefeated unbeaten incumbent genteel upper higher bigger elder hotshot hotdog maximal furthermost involuntary nonelective forced peremptory majestic monarchial posh climactic holding the reins majority lion's share bulkiest loftiest top of the line top of the range top-of-the-range without equal par excellence beyond compare record-breaking first class prize-winning number 1 sans pareil sustaining axiomatic axiological supporting substratal substrative grass-roots theoretical bottom underived groundlaying crown appropriate compulsatory high-class highborn upmarket highbred gentle huge wellborn apical zenithal tiptop prepollent prepotent at the cutting edge at the leading edge heavy stuff hot stuff high-grade polar definitive expedient desired preferred proper de rigueur binding incumbent on name of game specified recommended unmatched highest-ranking applicable very important widely praised well born silk-stocking blue-blooded upper-crust of distinction high-born upper-class in charge in the ascendancy hegemonic untouchable apposite apropos relative highest ranking mother of all appurtenant applicative true built-in deep-down pointful associated inborn indigenous hardwired inbred connate immanent engrained congenital ad rem to the point to the purpose most important most prominent most influential most illustrious most powerful most significant most obvious most noticeable most skilled most excellent most outstanding

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Having earnest intentions
earnest genuine committed determined sincere vehement adamant ardent definite deliberate devoted fervid firm heartfelt honest impassioned resolute resolved wholehearted zealous decided hell-bent in earnest intent meaning business meaning what one says serious-minded set unwavering stubborn strong-minded tenacious steadfast persistent unhesitating single-minded strong-willed unrelenting insistent persevering driven unfaltering purposeful dogged fixed obstinate bent unflinching constant relentless indomitable obdurate unshakeable unbending unyielding set on settled untiring undaunted stalwart unswerving dedicated staunch indefatigable gritty pertinacious uncompromising spirited obsessed steely bent on inflexible immovable intransigent bold unshaken plucky mettlesome strong unshakable vigorous unbendable gutsy unflagging dead set indurate rock-ribbed enthusiastic avid assertive forceful purposive implacable brave decisive courageous undeviating manful perseverant stout valiant strenuous true compulsive bulldog steady stiff unchanging spunky four-square bound and determined stout-hearted full of determination bent upon not joking unswervable emphatic unflappable fervent devout passionate inexorable unmovable grim unmalleable solid hardboiled buckled down stanch sure single-minded about firm about gung ho dyed-in-the-wool sworn tried-and-true true-blue responsible pious tried inveterate mulish cocksure iron-jawed inflexible about obsessive about fixated on fanatical about good faithful intrepid bound loyal immutable persisting hopeful out hell-bent on intent on on one's mettle insistent on do-or-die determined to hell-bent upon committed to the idea of hell bent on tall in the saddle dead set on intent upon ambitious motivated industrious keen inspired hungry compelled enterprising consumed obsessive active eager fanatical striving fierce possessed thirsty desirous galvanized monomaniacal pushy ruthless impelled fixated aspiring militant obsessional energetic induced impulsive guided besetting pushed steered galvanised go-getting self-starting hard-driving self-driven urged on self-assertive goal-oriented focused diligent tireless assiduous focussed progressive pioneering sedulous eager beaver go-ahead aggressive conscientious hard-working power-hungry laborious rigorous on the make absorbed engrossed self-seeking preoccupied concentrating intense occupied immersed studious hanging tough concentrated power-loving high-reaching self-asserting attentive get up and go unfailing unappeasable bullheaded deep painstaking dynamic pigheaded positive patient iron-willed unremitting adventurous intending to busy engaged self-willed never-tiring daring wrapped up stable rigid hardworking reliable self-motivated bustling trusty operose desiring success like a ball of fire self-disciplined unshrinking hard-nosed headstrong firmly-based fearless immoveable unblinking independent unintimidated cast-iron iron self-directed restless observant telelogical calculated radical entire all enrapt exclusive whole undivided thrusting hellbent mean business direct alert watchful playing hard ball strict be out for blood nose to the grindstone unstoppable perseverative intensive straight careful whole-hearted riveted hard hard-line determinate dominant certain unalterable pig-headed prevailing hardened inexpugnable domineering unqualified seasoned competitive meticulous optimistic intending aspirant wannabe would-be budding potential wishful going explicit consistent enthralled confident thorough exacting punctilious particular lost cutthroat sustained feisty ferocious possible prospective likely future hard-and-fast dependable unabated bloodthirsty stringent assured heedful impatient warlike gladiatorial defiant brutal scrappy never-failing redoubtable minding never give up tough nut pushing longing through-and-through rapt employed upwardly mobile self-assured can-do self-confident cut-throat expectant endeavoring endeavouring hang tough slogging swotty plugging working plodding self-possessed sturdy hang-tough full-blooded intensely competitive high-pressure go for broke in-your-face fiercely competitive stop at nothing having killer instinct dog-eat-dog stand pat committed to caught up buried obsessed with out to fixed upon anxious to fixed on decisive about resolved on impatient to resolved to determined on tried and true audacious steamroller unafraid tough tried and tested resilient nervy powerhouse

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Large in quantity
substantial abundant ample sizeable appreciable considerable copious generous large profuse bounteous bountiful decent extensive fair great handsome hefty lavish massive plenteous plentiful reasonable tidy voluminous comfortable goodly marked noticeable superabundant not to be sneezed at worthwhile significant respectable healthy substantive major sizable big good largish biggish vast solid meaningful extraordinary decent-sized huge grand bonny gross important heavy notable prodigious material astronomical oversize hulking monumental fairly large much bulky outsize oversized outsized steady legit phenomenal tremendous tolerable immense enormous boundless commodious pretty worth taking into account large-scale excessive immeasurable princely husky boxcar weighty liberal extravagant exorbitant spacious capacious whopping ponderous jumbo not inconsiderable sensible strapping burly comprehensive key real fat sturdy firm momentous eventful consequential strong sound historic valuable useful heavyweight principal durable earth-shattering tectonic earthshaking big-deal major-league gigantic colossal mammoth elephantine monstrous titanic giant gargantuan mountainous humongous monster whacking king-size ginormous thumping stupendous mega king-sized bumper king size astronomic whopping great whacking great mighty thumping great herculean dirty great humungous walloping Brobdingnagian leviathan cosmical cosmic galactic full overgrown impressive roomy extreme pharaonic cyclopean striking vasty complete grandiose towering supersized brawny expansive beefy thundering long super hunky cumbersome unwieldy inordinate fantastic terrific very large cavernous lofty powerfully built solidly built epic outstanding roaring decisive conclusive very great emphatic supersize giant-sized Bunyanesque brobdingnagian wide mastodonic broad man-size of considerable size man-sized resounding unmistakable memorable remarkable noteworthy unqualified high Himalayan profitable out-and-out thorough super-duper pronounced rip-roaring muscular awkward ungainly stout Herculean fine imposing mesomorphic good-sized prolific thickset rich well built heroic heroical very big oceanic gigantesque tall planetary thewy meaty thick hulky staggering monolithic giant-size unlimited extra-large magnific numerous massy mondo prosperous lucrative sufficient advantageous adequate thrashing entire rewarding whole lumbering clumsy paying goodish oafish lumpish maxi OS remunerative gainful buff portly robust ripped shredded loutish heavily built clodhopping clunky kingly extremely large unsparing extra large stalwart jacked unco stark billowing magnificent majestic glorious measurable splendid stately stocky baggy protracted bull terrible lengthy decided extended prolonged noble superb swelled good-size great big socking great super colossal deep fair-sized full-size family-sized family-size whopper fair-size a whale of a economy-size life-size economy-sized megalithic almighty palatial eminent spacey loose-fitting unusual regal august resplendent elevated imperial gorgeous lordly superior proud fleshy heavyset muscly chunky powerful formidable stellar royal ambitious sublime gallant baronial dignified legion sundry several convoluted many multifarious swelling simple multitudinous covering various splendiferous exalted haughty illustrious vital crucial well-built unreal Falstaffian paunchy flabby fubsy utmost paramount larger buxom greater zaftig awe-inspiring something else Homeric spanking prime blimp lank roly-poly big and strong muscle-bound broad in the beam broad-shouldered barn door corn-fed well upholstered well fed urgent fundamental critical essential central pressing exceeding ultra unhandy cumbrous unmanageable unmanoeuvrable incommodious girthy

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(informal) Truly meaning something said that was outrageous in nature

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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
rugged stern grim forbidding severe dour steely fierce flinty austere gruff intimidating ungentle louring grave unfriendly cold unsmiling rough stark lowering stiff stony sober disapproving somber sombre aloof frowning frigid frosty icy glowering menacing strait-laced grim-faced harsh solemn hard strict sour sullen surly morose mean-looking glum no-nonsense rigorous rigid unrelenting unfeeling unsympathetic distant stringent inexorable tough humourless humorless crabbed implacable earnest bitter savage bleak sulky astringent obdurate boot-faced hard-nosed gloomy dismal dreary uncommunicative poker-faced overbearing unpleasant wicked tight-lipped dejected melancholic ugly saturnine hard-faced oppressive cruel relentless pitiless uncompromising inhuman brutal burdensome trying repressive onerous nasty excruciating searing staid grievous sobersided sedate ferocious murderous weighty uncomic moody formal uninviting unapproachable formidable po-faced fiery angry brooding crabby cast-iron dark hostile mortified furious critical inhospitable unappeasable mean joyless cheerless threatening churlish reserved grumpy fell sinister cross chilly stuffy unemotional scowling resolute exacting inflexible ill-tempered bad-tempered gray splenetic grouchy cantankerous vicious grey truculent crusty uncharitable unforgiving authoritarian unyielding unbending illiberal remote solid ramrod heavy-handed hard-boiled violent ruthless fiendish barbaric barbarous merciless brutish frightening malevolent callous sadistic heartless bloodthirsty bestial beastly venomous hellish remorseless abhorrent inhumane monstrous foreboding evil aggressive disagreeable unrestrained repellent off-putting malignant malicious brute baleful unmerciful butcherly wild fearsome bloody frightful cutthroat horrible spiteful feral atrocious dangerous rancorous untamed raging tigerish ominous abominable unruly unkind wanton vile sanguinary terrible diabolical uncontrollable infernal crazed hurtful vindictive cold-blooded offensive odious repulsive unsparing unwelcoming cool unhospitable wolfish ravening homicidal devilish grum demoniac treacherous destructive lupine ravenous voracious stormy crude coarse insensitive unconcerned uncaring bearish heinous tactless indifferent revengeful vengeful turbulent volatile inauspicious unsafe murky tumultuous morbid intimidatory dodgy ill-boding grudge-bearing resentful ill-disposed desperate depraved uncivilised minatory deadly viperous minacious nefarious serpentine uncivilized villainous abandoned rowdy hard-hearted poisonous mean-spirited acrimonious evil-intentioned ill-natured malign avenging maleficent wreakful retaliatory grudging out for revenge catty malefic hateful rabid convulsive impetuous delirious full of spleen incessive raving enraged undomesticated fearful frantic rapacious infuriated mad animalistic primitive biffo aggers

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Dangerous or perilous
jeopardous hazardous perilous risky unsafe chancy precarious speculative insecure threatening hairy menacing unhealthy delicate treacherous venturesome parlous bad thorny ticklish exposed nasty touchy deadly critical adventurous dangersome fatal venturous viperous alarming breakneck dynamite formidable heavy hot impending impregnable loaded malignant mortal portentous pressing queasy serpentine shaky terrible ugly unstable urgent vulnerable wicked touch-and-go on collision course dangerous grave grievous jeopardizing jeopardising dicey unsound uncertain gnarly fraught with danger dodgy touch and go harmful difficult high-risk on thin ice tricky unpredictable sticky desperate problematic iffy lethal rocky terrifying life-threatening unsteady playing with fire at risk destructive toxic injurious unsure defenceless severe defenseless Russian roulette hanging by a thread in danger in jeopardy shonky haphazard endangered adverse detrimental wide-open long shot on slippery ground out on a limb deathly hurtful damaging disastrous deleterious incurable capital acute poisonous death-defying rugged extreme prejudicial nocuous pernicious very dangerous baleful baneful troubling noxious threatened unreliable awkward taxing unprotected explosive tottering on a limb rickety untrustworthy erratic open to attack fearsome slippery undependable wobbly problematical dubious unchancy unsettled doubtful capricious sensitive exigent prickly tricksy tough catchy knotty spiny tight unclear fluctuant unsecured suspenseful cliffhanging incalculable scary on a slippery slope built on sand hanging in the balance unknown in the balance not secure not stable reckless daredevil turbulent eruptive inflammatory volatile full of upheavals potentially violent in turmoil

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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
acute intense fierce profound deep extreme violent ferocious terrible excruciating dreadful severe heavy vehement almighty strong blistering powerful explosive hard vicious furious hellacious exquisite frightful sharp agonising agonizing intensive piercing ghastly searing fearsome burning fearful harrowing overwhelming racking consuming unbearable harsh tormenting torturous shooting concentrated penetrating stabbing insufferable excessive grievous cutting unendurable heightened overpowering distressing hellish poignant peracute shrill sudden heavy-duty finely tuned keen great grave vigorous passionate fervid ardent impassioned extraordinary zealous exceptional earnest fervent fanatical all-consuming deep-seated intensified major relentless drastic thorough eager full enormous flaming perfervid awful supreme heartfelt close all-out forceful feverish dire strenuous enthusiastic thoroughgoing devout warm-blooded avid comprehensive sincere torrid fiery wholehearted potent warm forcible protracted marked unfeigned rigorous rough red-hot deeply felt mortal raging compelling uncontrollable energetic inexcusable unforgivable reprehensible indefensible significant urgent frenzied critical disgraceful shameful parlous very bad cut-throat considerable high immoderate tough unqualified inordinate undue diligent biting exaggerated bitter strained vivid pungent stinging very great mother of all entrenched abject true genuine worse honest hard-core intrenched rooted mighty deep-rooted stirring inflamed bona fide rousing inveterate hefty brutal crushing exhaustive emotional deadly devastating settled complete lethal fatal thunderous savage in-depth detailed concerted animated bred-in-the-bone confirmed dynamic damaging painful destructive all-inclusive all-absorbing all-encompassing painstaking total demanding feeling cyclonic smart death-dealing all-powerful assiduous conscientious all-embracing meticulous scrupulous methodical minute excited spirited passional complex onerous abstruse stormy te complicated intolerable labored formidable oppressive laborious confused recondite solemn knotty superheated charged religious committed glowing dedicated card-carrying blazing ecstatic demonstrative hot-blooded incandescent sedulous sweeping extensive searching high-pressure elaborate determined widespread resolute careful aggravated raw gotta have gung ho dying to keen as mustard enthused hopped up mad keen pious hot for tender true blue warmhearted heated hearty responsive out-and-out persistent accelerated fast insistent speeded-up radical laboured turbulent blustery wild tempestuous gusty hot boisterous squally uncontrolled intemperate tumultuous storming desperate volcanic sound durable industrial-strength pronounced real right impossible proper heavyweight long-lasting diabolical unstoppable transcending stiff stark titanic powerhouse boiling baking scorching heartrending melodramatic emotive overemotional sentimental deepest sizzling roasting sweltering inclement menacing volatile thundery bumpy windy howling tropical parching withering typhonic blustering swirling choppy scalding chaotic restless roaring rugged stormful resounding ungovernable rabid rampaging rampant riotous unrestrained blazing hot blistery baking hot broiling uncurbed unchecked unbridled unmanageable unfettered emphatic convulsive enraged ruinous peppery boiling hot very hot paroxysmal outrageous aroused coercive like a furnace out of control full of force gale force more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand

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(of a literary work) Overly serious or difficult
heavy tedious difficult dull dry over-serious heavy-going dreary boring turgid uninteresting wearisome dry as dust deadly banal drab laborious labored laboured mind-numbing monotonous pedestrian stodgy stilted lifeless plodding forced tiresome awkward pedantic unnatural artificial clumsy solemn stolid stupid numbing leaden ho-hum stale arid old monochromatic slow dusty tiring wearying jading stuffy flat jejune colorless weary drudging tame humdrum vapid ponderous cardboard colourless stiff barren wooden unexciting prosaic insipid bland lacklustre run-of-the-mill uneventful commonplace lackluster uninspired uninspiring routine unimaginative unvaried mundane trite spiritless blah repetitious samey unremarkable unvarying characterless workaday sterile as dry as dust ordinary strained dead tired everyday fatiguing common repetitive quotidian prosy bromidic banausic hackneyed ho hum contrived soporific monochrome affected studied enervating exhausting mechanical unstimulating overdone wishy-washy featureless draggy nothing nowhere dim overwrought dull as dishwater vacuous uniform prolix sluggish mediocre unoriginal derivative platitudinous unchanging soul-destroying depressing dullsville vanilla dreich unrelieved inane lacking variety nondescript monotone overworked nothing to write home about mindless over-elaborate matter-of-fact convoluted elaborate conventional ornate intricate feeble limp bloodless weak pointless expressionless weighty plain toneless pabulum lusterless downcast white-bread usual empty desolate weariful dragging bog-standard lame unentertaining unenjoyable dismal dull as ditchwater unexceptional fuddy-duddy day-to-day heavy going innocuous treadmill deadly dull yawnsome plain vanilla no great shakes common or garden lacking excitement big yawn lacking interest unlively unpassioned unmemorable undistinctive neutral indistinct annoying irritating depressed formal tortuous arduous tortured staid boresome vexatious quiet slack sleepy verbose unanimated uninterested tepid droning not fluent lethargic stagnant torpid zestless non-stimulating customary normal typical regular ornery overlong antiseptic unprogressive inactive unproductive raw dispiriting wintry wintery sorrowful damp oppressive windy soulless threadbare static vacant uncreative hard to digest lacking variation crude meagre simplistic meager without variety one-horse bleak dowdy average unfeeling mat unexpressive matte milk-and-water watery unexcited dulled garden-variety garden variety apathetic gray deadening passionless unspirited anemic grey irksome plebeian anaemic interminable mortal poky snooze reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged uninflected dead-and-alive middle-of-the-road cold hollow endless half-pie OK so-so a dime a dozen inept hard operose uphill strenuous toilsome effortful maladroit unseasoned whitebread unpalatable blind sapless muted puts one to sleep flat as pancake inexpressive emotionless lacking vitality passive truistic undistinguished hack incomprehensible inarticulate incoherent lead balloon namby-pamby overused not so hot two-dimensional listless long-drawn-out unsentimental unvarnished unembellished unpoetic nitty-gritty literal terrestrial unemotional factual clear unadorned not up to much dense unreadable stereotyped slothful zero spent clichéd deadpan badly written long-winded over-embellished mannered stock out of date outdated old-fashioned outmoded unconvincing complex inelegant archaic obsolete defunct extinct antiquated antediluvian superannuated hoary passé cliché-ridden timeworn corny hacky antwacky not spontaneous out of the ark played out old hat time-worn worn out cut and dried inoffensive unobjectionable harmless mainstream safe halfhearted diluted boiled down without punch

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Calm, dignified, and unhurried
sedate calm composed tranquil placid serene dignified earnest unruffled collected proper sober cool demure imperturbable staid unflappable decorous quiet seemly steady grave serious-minded coolheaded equal formal level limpid peaceful possessed prim recollected self-composed self-possessed smooth solemn stiff stuffy together undisturbed unperturbed unshaken untroubled unworried boring starchy stick-in-the-mud deliberate dispassionate somber sombre stately cold sober cool as cucumber sensible equable poised levelheaded level-headed determined resolute reliable settled dependable balanced unfazed rational mature stolid sound responsible controlled relaxed secure grounded unbothered unmoved unflustered calculable unswerving reserved good unexcitable confident unagitated chilled full of common sense soothed easygoing nonchalant equanimous calmed disimpassioned clearheaded nonplussed temperate commonsensical repressed suppressed quieted down-to-earth well balanced self-restrained having both feet on the ground easy laid-back self-controlled at ease cool-headed self-assured even-tempered keeping one's shirt on keeping a stiff upper lip cool, calm and collected have one's act together not turn a hair as cool as a cucumber sure of oneself at peace keeping your cool unemotional impassive phlegmatic unconcerned insouciant casual stable stoical assured mild easy-going carefree mellow detached moderate still self-confident patient restrained undismayed reasonable cool as a cucumber happy-go-lucky blithe halcyon even stoic undemonstrative unexcited businesslike assertive cold gentle tolerant sane in control breezy free and easy unshakable complacent aloof distant indifferent fearless stress-free reticent comfortable unhurried realistic devil-may-care pacific unaffected practical positive constant well-balanced inhibited stilly wise hushed philosophical lown sure of yourself self-contained self-reliant taciturn sanguine unresponsive self-asserting bold frigid modest unvexed forbearing sure laid back emotionless pragmatic restful circumspect apathetic urbane judicious prudent passionless complaisant unstirred nerveless informal uncommunicative indulgent brave gutsy undemanding remote unfeeling courageous retiring shy unapproachable secretive unimpassioned cold-blooded low-pressure close-mouthed withdrawn close logical diffident cautious upbeat unhesitating dauntless fair standoffish soft-spoken misanthropic solitary backward uncompanionable conventional bashful icy ceremonious noncommittal reclusive offish eremitic regular flexible poker-faced constrained resigned disinterested guarded accommodating all there civil well adjusted believing in oneself undaunted lax long-suffering lackadaisical forgiving reposeful amenable uncomplaining leisurely firm conciliatory uninterrupted suave unbroken unanxious content unfluctuating blasé mild-mannered hard-headed elegant peaceable accepting impassible certain liberal uninhibited unflurried philosophic affable clinical callous unflinching numb affectless untouched unsentimental intrepid benign centered centred audacious inexcitable insensible trouble-free without a care in the world discreet thick-skinned unafraid good-natured measured impersonal can-do lenient filled with aplomb gung ho heartless commanding authoritative cocksure permissive unsympathetic overconfident neutral good-tempered nonpassionate objective matter-of-fact hard-boiled well-adjusted puffed up cozy not surprised unchanging unvarying unalarmed in a relaxed manner daring uniform balmy no-nonsense unperturbable agreeable graceful plucky idyllic consistent invariable supine debonair blissful taking your time cosy in check tamed restricted disciplined limited contained fine unaltering unalterable straight deliberative farsighted stabile orderly systematic methodical clubby undistracted bovine easeful understanding immovable smug self-satisfied even-keeled happy unsurprised not moved irenic docile anxiety-free pellucid satisfied reconciled resting quiescent loose considerate silent euthymic at rest in repose not dismayed doubtless pushy implicit brazen clear leisured fixed slack liberated free unrestricted compromising unceremonious unrestrained enduring hard as nails stiff upper lip roll with punches with one's feet on the ground unrushed unsociable under control persistent persevering kind well-disposed fatalistic rosy high sober-minded sobersided unforthcoming in one's right mind untaxing submissive untiring mild-tempered longanimous passive private cocky believing expectant expecting hotshot hotdog undoubtful know-it-all self-secure hassle-free calm and collected enlightened profound deep moral ethical deep-thinking learned unfriendly stand-offish fortitudinous pumped up unimpressionable offhand outgiving indolent uncritical lazy hang-loose lucid coherent unrestrictive inscrutable friendly media-shy chill coldhearted obdurate marble hard-hearted uncompassionate inexpressive blah insensitive deadpan listless flat glacial normal closemouthed chilly timid tight-lipped laconic dumb shrinking introverted self-effacing regulated unexcessive medium curbed conservative warm freewheeling muted checked unextreme understated downbeat full of oneself with the patience of Job Olympian retired snobbish airy unpassionate laissez-faire unimpressible insusceptible perceptive unconfused analytical scientific heedless right solid uncaring non-restrictive unrevealing hardened dry indurated spiritless gay sunny light-hearted along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches tough abstract iceberg low-key able to reason clearly mentally sound able to think clearly compos mentis in possession of all your faculties of sound mind clear-headed sound of mind having all marbles with both one's feet on the ground right in the head easy-peasy lacking concern pococurante buoyant unserious incurious uncurious jaunty perfunctory frivolous uninterested strong live-and-let-live non-emotional chilled out fast unfaltering unerring safe thoughtless careless cold-fish cool cat couldn't care less self-sufficient free from worry free from care staunch steadfast unwavering surefooted sure-footed self-assertive self-respecting with both feet on the ground impartial unbiased uninvolved honest uncolored open-minded nondiscriminating even-handed independent without favor on-the-fence evenhanded nonpartisan unslanted fair-minded unbigoted nondiscriminatory unprejudiced nonaligned disconnected equitable

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Without artificiality or insincerity
genuine sincere candid frank honest earnest unaffected wholehearted guileless true unpretentious heartfelt truthful upfront trustworthy unfeigned unadulterated unpretended unquestionable cordial fervent profound ardent bona fide authentic forthright righteous legitimate passionate credible creditable full-hearted up front fair dinkum real complete absolute total enthusiastic hearty warm categorical unqualified unmitigated utter unconditional thorough unalloyed outright thoroughgoing out-and-out open deep dear devout unpretending meant solemn undissembled eager dinkum actual pretensionless undesigning from the heart twenty-four carat deeply felt honest to God heart-to-heart pure stark consummate dreadful rank downright categoric perfect extreme pronounced sheer fair intense definite plumb flat simple deadly arrant clean stone straight-out cotton-picking flat-out dead all-out blank blooming committed emphatic unstinting unshakeable unambiguous full unreserved solid unequivocal staunch determined unflinching unlimited positive zealous undivided unrestricted devoted sure unswerving unwavering unfaltering dedicated steady steadfast enduring undiluted unquestioning stalwart abiding entire fullhearted loyal impassioned constant whole-hearted hundred percent whole-souled without reservations never-failing artless straightforward straight outspoken natural direct plain plainspoken free-spoken up-front on the level ingenuous round forthcoming unguarded freehearted openhearted out-front like it is reliable plain-spoken blunt unvarnished uncontrived foursquare on the up and up unforced not afraid to call a spade a spade straight from the shoulder transparent legit innocent faithful untainted square veritable kosher meaning what one says lay it on the line talking turkey aboveboard deepest easy unimpeachable valid known well-established pukka unstilted unassumed unartificial unstudied without airs unmannered naive matter-of-fact bare-faced saying what one thinks from the hip naïve unhypocritical bluff uninhibited unprejudiced unbiased communicative true blue free right up front straight-talking unfiltered telling it like it is no-nonsense frontal no fooling straight-shooting bald parrhesiastic undisguised unconcealed pretenseless level undissembling bonafide official authoritative original plain-dealing right-on on the square two-fisted plain-speaking laid on the line honest-to-goodness straight-arrow square-shooting above board unspoiled convincing trusty open-and-shut for real veracious believable literal truth-telling precise scrupulous realistic true-blue proper just

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Spending a lot of time studying or reading
studious academic intellectual scholarly bookish earnest thoughtful erudite learned book-loving brainy diligent donnish hard-working meditative reflective swotty assiduous cerebral sedulous bookworm busy contemplative determined eager grubbing lettered well-informed well-read pedantic highbrow scholastic educated literary ivory-towerish impractical cultured egghead clerkly well read dry formalistic precise pedagogic accomplished knowledgeable pedagogical bluestocking well educated widely read labored formal smart intelligent well informed clever educational laboured book-learned cultivated literate enlightened civilized schooled wise civilised genius discerning well-educated didactic sophisticated sharp versed sagacious sage sapient schoolish doctrinaire bright inkhorn abstruse brilliant informed trained illuminated tutored scientific taught pompous ostentatious stilted punctilious arid egotistic fussy priggish hairsplitting sententious overnice particular nit-picking dull pedantical switched-on intellectualist intellectualistic esoteric recondite coached highbrowed well versed eggheaded geeky intellective quick-witted perceptive experienced longhair fast gifted ultrasmart alert exceptional supersmart keen hyperintelligent instructed nerdish blue nerdy insightful rational well-versed sensible knowing deep well-taught in the know sussed schoolmasterly obscure pointy-headed well schooled savvy into classical belletristic bookly wise up long-haired aware psychologic sharp-witted quick nimble well versed in creative precocious with great knowledge inventive academical school percipient competent logical genial prudent heady perspicacious astute whip-smart able polished very smart discriminating nurtured professional formed fitted developed shaped enriched acquainted corrected prepared finished initiated college collegiate university intellectually aware book smart expert skilled solid philosophical grounded posted philosophic well-rounded judicious well-grounded conversant omniscient sound polymath solemn grave studied pansophic professorial

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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
lugubrious gloomy sad dismal melancholy morose mournful doleful glum miserable sombre cheerless forlorn sorrowful woebegone woeful Eeyorish funereal melancholic solemn unhappy wretched dejected depressed despondent dour dreary elegiac long-faced saturnine sepulchral joyless mirthless black bleak chill Cimmerian cloudy cold comfortless dark darkening depressing depressive desolate dire dirge-like disconsolate drear dreich elegiacal godforsaken gray grey grim lonely lonesome morbid murky pessimistic plutonian somber sullen sunless tenebrific tenebrous blue dirgelike dolorous down in the dumps down in the mouth grave drab earnest sedate humourless dispiriting humorless stern weighty severe staid sober unsmiling sourpuss down subdued hurting muted stony-faced poker-faced no-nonsense maudlin lamenting deathlike exequial funebrial disheartening oppressive downcast crestfallen downhearted dispirited sorry low low-spirited cast down hopeless inconsolable heartbroken dull heavy-hearted tearful discouraging despairing hangdog moody heartsick saddened heavyhearted bad heartsore brokenhearted droopy uninviting grief-stricken dingy piteous in low spirits distressed rueful heartrending abject distressing in the dumps heartbreaking saddening teary dim sulky austere unwelcoming demoralized troubled broken-hearted pathetic demoralised negative tragic pitiful discouraged painful spiritless dejecting chap-fallen uncomfortable defeatist afflicted surly unpromising foreboding grieving inhospitable bare stark chapfallen anguished pitiable lamentable disheartened grievous clinical impersonal mourning moping mopey institutional dragged lachrymose terrible in the doldrums fed up in pain unamused cynical downbeat regretful plaintive poignant fatalistic grumpy gloom-ridden drearisome sorrowing suspicious bitter distrustful unfortunate weepy crabbed disappointed upset bland deplorable doubting moving alarmist oppressed draggy dolent wintry jarring wintery tear-jerking bummed out given to looking on the black side in a blue funk down-and-out sour glowering churlish regrettable unfavorable unfavourable devastated horrible ominous brooding sunk in gloom dreadful horrid sobersided poor traumatic weeping distressful upsetting threnodic heavy bereft shocking taciturn bearish harrowing disappointing weary mopish broody ugly emotional horrific frightful atrocious unenthusiastic adust agonizing discomposing horrifying plangent touching heart-rending appalling agonising unpleasant po-faced in the pits brassed off cheesed off bowed down sick at heart pensive in sorrow in mourning heart-wrenching full of sorrow blue funk in tears with a long face singing the blues uncaring ruined abandoned deserted unimpassioned scowling waste solitary spartan sinister unpropitious unmoved grouchy adverse disadvantageous inauspicious overcast deathly Stygian obscure hollow portentous nostalgic threnodial sorry for oneself depressant demoralizing difficult demoralising dirgeful bad-tempered uncommunicative frowning crushed lorn resigned misanthropic down-in-the-mouth excruciating troublesome crushing dolesome hard phlegmatic ill-tempered unresponsive companionless unhopeful forbidding acheronian having the blahs having blue devils feeling down full of gloom looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny vexatious troubling ruthful affecting ill-humoured huffy have the blahs cut up doubtful worried shot down ill-humored derisible mortifying daunted hurt wistful remorseful out of sorts bereaved down in mouth in grief hapless in doldrums down in dumps grieved crummy destroyed emo bleeding ripped repentant contrite crying cast-down down and out weighed down torn up low in spirits let down taken down in the toilet on a downer low-down penitent apologetic squalid languished dysphoric languorous triste crabby broken aggrieved tristful listless down-hearted languid foul sordid despicable contemptible hurtful sobbing shameful disgraceful vile execrable trashy rotten shoddy inferior lousy disagreeable filthy whimpering snivelling worrying indigent scurvy scungy impoverished destitute displeasing detestable derisory close to tears harsh self-reproachful compunctious sheepish shamefaced conscience-stricken blubbering poverty-stricken gruesome larmoyant ghastly chilly sniveling on the verge of tears hideous grisly ashamed lurid frightening unearthly afflicting easily moved in floods of tears with tears in your eyes eerie horrendous calamitous grotesque ghostly terrifying gory nightmarish monstrous fearsome revolting pitiless grewsome loathsome shadowy repulsive terrific repugnant nightmare awful spookish weird scary shady spooky offensive macabre chilling sickening sick God-awful unhealthy death-obsessed

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Following carefully and exactly a set of rules
strict devout fundamentalist orthodox pious religious conservative reverent traditional conscientious prayerful pure dedicated devoted faithful true genuine loyal sincere staunch ardent committed passionate steadfast deep fervent firm zealous profound resolute unwavering adherent stanch sworn vehement fervid revering dutiful venerating earnest intense enthusiastic keen wholehearted constant pledged good active down-the-line true-blue steady card-carrying fast dinkum deep-dyed heartfelt red-hot heart-and-soul worshipping pietistic worshiping goody-goody goody two-shoes mad keen true blue adoring entrenched inveterate settled confirmed rooted deep-rooted deep-seated bred-in-the-bone hard-core intrenched ingrained established dyed-in-the-wool fixed ineradicable radical unshakeable persistent well established diehard uncompromising habitual chronic incurable irremovable set long-standing obstinate deep-set abiding innate long-lasting long-established stubborn rigid fundamental basic intransigent hardened embedded built-in secure inbuilt seasoned hard-line indelible fanatical longtime irredeemable subconscious lingering inherent explicit perennial lifelong immutable inexorable enduring die-hard unyielding inbred unshakable accustomed habituated through and through well-established firmly established deeply felt extreme endemic avid obscene pornographic X-rated determined unwaivering congenital instilled unchangeable infixed fortified out-and-out full-fledged deeply ingrained dug in deep-down out and out set firm through-and-through persisting radicated indurated old continuing customary permanent adamant long-lived usual implanted big doting fond rabid exuberant impassioned eager supportive based on grounded inborn longstanding deep down lodged in one's brain thorough incorrigible proved complete stalwart fiery compulsive torrid obsessive supreme thoroughgoing unreformable unapologetic impenitent unashamed definite staid inured sicker all-consuming hard-shell bona fide

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Extremely bad or serious
terrible dreadful horrible awful horrifying horrendous shocking appalling ghastly atrocious gruesome horrific monstrous dire hideous abhorrent desperate dread terrifying abominable hateful unspeakable grave grim heinous horrid vile alarming direful dismal distressing dreaded egregious execrable frightening grievous harrowing insufferable lousy severe sickening wretched bad fearsome forbidding grisly lamentable lurid macabre redoubtable rotten terrific vicious dangerous disastrous disturbing excessive extreme formidable inconvenient intimidating nightmarish petrifying punk scary unfortunate unnerving unwelcome hair-raising spine-chilling frightful godawful critical abysmal ugly beastly fearful worrying calamitous gloomy woeful ruinous urgent devastating deplorable hellacious afflictive grewsome icky from hell gnarly grody sombre solemn somber sober acute unpleasant sedate depressing tragic nightmare frozen shameful shuddersome creepy spooky wicked mean like death warmed up intense catastrophic crying pressing cataclysmic crucial cruel daunting disconcerting outrageous drastic nagging very bad miserable crippling hopeless ominous irretrievable humourless humorless bodeful parlous portentous chronic exigent strong unrelenting painful brutal troublesome upsetting distressful oppressing fierce scowling heartbreaking regrettable disheartening discouraging weighty earnest deadly ill-fated sobering fatal forlorn unamusing destructive desolate strenuous sad far-reaching ill-starred foul disgusting nasty offensive gross revolting loathsome nauseating odious repugnant nauseous obnoxious repulsive distasteful repellent tremendous poor stinking objectionable rubbish diabolical vulgar noisome rancid repellant fulsome grotty noxious obscene detestable evil disgustful festy scandalous loathly raunchy yucky yucko very unpleasant sick-making grungy God-awful unsightly godforsaken

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Causing or liable to cause death or tragedy
mortal deadly fatal lethal deathly destructive murderous terminal baleful killer fell noxious pestilent malignant poisonous baneful killing incurable vital pestilential grievous mortiferous dead mortuary grim monstrous death-dealing life-threatening dangerous harmful ruinous pernicious devastating disastrous calamitous injurious virulent violent deleterious brutal catastrophic cataclysmic savage detrimental fierce homicidal grave toxic hurtful vicious damaging dire venomous internecine bloody cruel evil nocuous dreadful fateful cataclysmal awful tragic final damning terrible bloodthirsty diseased severe ferocious crippling causing death mephitic crushing critical devastative wounding painful annihilatory unfortunate pestiferous annihilative maleficent cancerous carcinogenic barbarous sanguinary direful infectious barbaric untreatable sanguine murdering destroying sanguineous woeful appalling unlucky bloody-minded ominous miserable cut-throat adverse lamentable agonizing bad suicidal distressing malefic sharp ravaging disadvantageous galling heavy slaughterous heartrending eradicative acute harrowing harsh ill-fated ill-starred agonising corrupting contaminating tainting troublesome necrotic maniacal vindictive uncontrollable afflicting unhealthy oncogenic tumorous carcinomatous malevolent prejudicial shattering catastrophal invasive slaying ruthless cannibalistic lethiferous erosive extirpative cutthroat consumptive wreckful wrackful noisome ill hazardous death dealing metastatic irremediable fire-and-brimstone portentous apocalyptical apocalyptic environmentally unfriendly threatening unsafe capital excruciating bitter tormenting torturous mischievous wicked spreading peracute hellfire very dangerous touch and go significant mortifying powerful annihilating desolating strong hard forceful inhuman mighty civil exterminating family internal exterminatory explosive hefty great furious decimating havoc-wreaking costly vigorous overwhelming overpowering forcible thunderous almighty pathetic deathlike mutually harmful mutually destructive dynamic rough potent criminal anguished mournful wretched sorrowful shocking abject sad moving dismal doleful unhappy cyclonic smart all-powerful cadaverous horrendous pitiable stirring vexatious melancholy piteous despondent disturbing pitiful deplorable dejected heartbreaking regrettable gruesome distressful gloomy forlorn desolate corpselike hapless heart-rending ghostly ghostlike tomblike corpse-like

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Very severe or serious
extreme radical excessive dire drastic desperate harsh severe stern strict unbending uncompromising far-reaching forceful inordinate momentous tough consequential exaggerated exceptional heavy immoderate outrageous remorseless rigid sharp substantial undue unmitigated unreasonable unrelenting unusual unyielding zealous austere draconian egregious exorbitant extravagant fanatical punishing punitive rigorous steep stiff absolute baroque devilish downright ferocious flagrant gross intemperate oppressive overkill preposterous remarkable thorough uncommon unconscionable unconventional unmerciful unseemly fabulous fancy improper imprudent insane intolerable irrational lavish nonsensical overdue overextravagant overmuch overweening plethoric sheer swingeing towering utter out-and-out over the top too much O.T.T. out of proportion stringent strong sweeping profound complete comprehensive entire exhaustive thoroughgoing total extensive major violent wide-ranging harmful whopping hard Draconian intense firm cruel brutal great punitory inflexible grim dramatic hardhanded broad deep full wholesale wide encyclopedic encyclopaedic all-out revolutionary universal full-scale pervasive advanced ultra iconoclastic root-and-branch top-to-bottom rough authoritarian heavy-handed ruthless burdensome tyrannical relentless pitiless demanding merciless iron-fisted intractable exacting hardheaded crippling extortionate onerous difficult trying grievous savage excruciating sky-high bitter rugged murderous searing headstrong inexorable inhuman fierce hard-hitting callous unsympathetic resolute unforgiving hard-line hard-nosed formidable hard-hearted hardline high penal inflated crushing iron-handed iniquitous prohibitive complicated robust forcible complex