Đồng nghĩa của uptight

Alternative for uptight

Adjective

Excessively concerned with rules and order, always serious
anxious nervous tense worried uneasy edgy jittery jumpy troubled nervy upset perturbed antsy apprehensive unquiet dithery insecure aflutter queazy bothered queasy hinky atwitter goosey concerned restive neurotic withdrawn cautious conventional strict on edge ill at ease keyed up het up worked up hung up on tenterhooks in a state on pins and needles old-fashioned on the defensive agitated twitchy restless fidgety overwrought wired stressed disturbed unsettled distressed stressy in a tizzy fearful fretful strung out strained overstrung frightened excited disquieted distraught scared hysterical toey shaky strung up discomposed afraid flustered hyper spooky in a stew highly strung in a flap high-strung spooked panicky excitable alarmed like a cat on a hot tin roof uncomfortable adrenalized skittish squirrelly windy wound up unnerved ruffled fraught in a tizz in a sweat unrelaxed all of a dither having kittens shaken tormented in a state of agitation sensitive disconcerted in a twitter irritable dismayed unstable all of a lather in a state of nerves shook up shy flurried unglued vexed impatient discombobulated hesitant distracted like a cat on hot bricks wrought up touchy emotional in a twit a bundle of nerves timid taut worried sick in a cold sweat beside oneself annoyed hot and bothered saddened all of a doodah in suspense brittle unhappy uncertain self-conscious bundle of nerves frantic anguished irked harassed in a dither timorous bugged choked bricking oneself febrile sad unrestful fluttery cut up shocked unsure oversensitive desperate grieved trembling hurt terrified shaking embarrassed afflicted irascible rattled discountenanced irritated discomfited hassled in a panic plagued stressed out trepidatious flighty under stress skittery frenzied all torn up angsty spasmodic awkward creepy temperamental hectic bashful paranoid quaking shivery nerve-racking nail-biting mousy disappointed disconsolate irrational retiring overanxious fevered inconsolable pained irresolute chippy confused conservative muddled gutted inhibited blue shook doubtful inconvenienced nervous wreck unsteady tortured peevish beset suspicious clutched hysteric perplexed bummed out like a fish out of water waiting for the axe to fall unsettling unnerving in a flat spin disturbing disquieting careful hairy prickly thin-skinned waiting with bated breath overexcited distressful miserable weak agitating startled stressful dejected despondent defensive worrisome out of place distressing overactive heated wrought-up volatile depressed grieving displeased tired heavyhearted sorrowful under a strain exercised unconfident wretched fretting mournful shrinking white-knuckled easily frightened easily agitated nerve-wracking umbrageous doleful heartbroken cheerless feverish quivering critical frazzled panic-struck panic-stricken down bereaved wrecked rueful thrown under pressure fazed miffed pressured hyperactive snappy desolate testy introverted moody angered fractious hot under the collar overwhelmed frozen unruly provoked despairing heartsick fidgeting fitful swivel-eyed turbulent low woeful up the wall broken-hearted brokenhearted distrait unpeaceful aghast angry hurried angstful solicitous violent stiff uncontrolled crazy wounded hot-tempered quick-tempered harried fierce riled harrowed easily offended easily upset frayed shot to pieces woebegone basket case unzipped beside yourself a wreck broken up disoriented hag-ridden grief-stricken flipped out lily-livered in turmoil emotionally charged put out worried stiff at the end of your tether with one's stomach in knots running scared with butterflies in one's stomach with one's heart in one's mouth angst-ridden aroused twittering self-justifying indecisive tentative fussy dithering wavering vacillating overemotional drawn swithering flushed intense histrionic disorientated caught up graceless overtaxed taxed peeved dragged ripped aquiver daunted frisky reserved charged faltering unnatural gauche exciting unreluctant all of a flutter bewildered unconsolable shot down tetchy hyped-up afire atingle hyperexcited blushing exasperated emotive curt trying sapped drained discomforted strange lost palpitant wrung falling apart strung-up straight unhip strait-laced crotchety agog eagerly difficult tricky short-tempered crabbed captious bad-tempered querulous rigid distrustful stilted prim wreck moving moved shot all nerves on the qui vive ill-tempered asea zipped up hot juiced up diffident active transient wandering intermittent changeable itchy inconstant footloose roving sleepless nomadic bustling anxiously waiting nervously awaiting fearfully anticipating apprehensively expecting fatigued lacking social skills tongue-tied all agog avid open-mouthed feeling anxious compulsive manic obsessive exacerbated puzzled chagrined aggravated mortified pestered white knuckled recalcitrant shaking in one's shoes concerning tearing one's hair out refractory tied up in knots butterflies in stomach biting one's nails self-doubting unassertive self-effacing forlorn sullen disheartened with bated breath mercurial perverse ornery obstinate stubborn unyielding watchful nerves on edge meek lacking confidence unforthcoming fixated phobic dreading foreboding mistrustful melancholic discouraged heavy-hearted glum aggrieved downcast passionate hasty not self-assured lacking self-confidence passive terrorized wild in a spin unhealthy abnormal offended fretted champing at the bit a basket case sweating bullets mad tossing and turning cowed hounded frenetic berserk maladjusted fiery tempestuous joyless tearful demoralised dispirited tristful down-hearted demoralized downhearted beleaguered having stage fright biting nails having butterflies having cold feet having a funny feeling vague Delphic unassured questioning unpoised affrighted petrified verklempt having butterflies in the stomach hyperexcitable hyperkinetic furious erratic aberrant deviant disordered obsessed browbeaten in disorder amazed terror-stricken abashed gloomy droopy sombre teary sorry crestfallen weepy sore hangdog heartsore cast down burned wistful somber contused hypersensitive pressurized unhinged raging crazed delirious touch and go up in the air hanging by thread on thin ice come apart psyched out impulsive impetuous volcanic vehement inflammable rash intolerant demonstrative reckless agitable galvanic enthusiastic overzealous susceptible quick alarmable horror-struck scary horrified rushed demented maniacal rabid raving ferocious at sixes and sevens hyper-sensitive uncool out of control berko pressurised hunted chicken-hearted yellow numb chicken scared stiff rabbity sissy butterflies jellyfish in tears down in the mouth in grief down in the dumps in doldrums low-spirited in the dumps tooshie short fused deranged weird last-minute zonkers insane corybantic unscrewed hard-pressed at the end of one's tether with one's back up against the wall up against it under the cosh at the end of one's rope freaked-out wound-up high keyed-up affected fired-up hot-and-bothered stirred weary strung-out worn worked-up unstrung spent fiddle-footed blowing hot and cold hot-headed terrorised devastated traumatized morose broken melancholy bitter dolorous throwing a wobbly weirded out freaked out spazzed out at your wits' end wigged out at wits' end easily hurt in fear and trepidation very scared pushing the panic button have cold feet numb with fear steamed up out of your mind weeping hurting wriggly squirmy hot under collar all shook up mourning haunted crushed agonized dolesome easily affected wiggly sorrowing bewailing persecuted bemoaning wailing agonised suffering aching traumatised in pain heavy with grief racked with suffering overcome with sorrow racked with pain all wound up nonplussed flummoxed fuddled dismal mystified at sea bemused befuddled regretful confounded unbalanced stunned floored baffled stumped preoccupied taken aback bad dumbfounded bamboozled oppressed bedevilled bedeviled bushed mazed wildered stupefied thrown off balance at a loss addled injured careworn dazed astounded astonished clueless mixed-up lugubrious shaken up overcome dreary put upon foxed beaten pessimistic solemn destroyed out of sorts bowed down spiritless listless fed up flapping wakeful insomniac galled absent-minded engrossed messed up long-faced weighed down surprised unsleeping stricken insomnolent funereal chapfallen grim bleak shattered down-in-the-mouth black befogged shell-shocked fogged hard put pensive worn out down in dumps sick at heart dull ruthful uncomprehending in a blue funk gray grey mixed up down and out languorous triste saturnine languid comfortless singing the blues sulky in shock overloaded burdened badgered undone disorderly damaged scunnered narked lamenting remorseful impaired frustrated constrained anxiety-ridden ground down pining inflamed nonplused grievous haggard besieged downtrodden stirred up emotionally unstable emotionally unbalanced worn down emotionally damaged emotionally injured depressive chafed panicked hopeless heavy luckless teed off put out of countenance dumbstruck in a lather discontented painful downbeat blank in a bad way in the pits elegiacal crummy cast-down elegiac emotionally defeated ailing racked grumpy lachrymose defeatist staggered flabbergasted mirthless rebellious alienated in despair in low spirits piteous on a downer bleeding sunk as sick as a parrot brooding mopey sick as a parrot awake dolent in sorrow heartrending full of sorrow in mourning tear-jerking affecting troubling hapless morbid down in mouth bowled over blown away speechless let-down not happy alert undermined reproachful besotted had their heads messed with nuts vigilant with one's back to the wall disgruntled stung piqued languished negative dysphoric crabby dysfunctional got caused to be at a stand made to scratch their head beat graveled buffaloed thrown off gravelled confusticated abstracted without sleep wide-awake attentive wide awake out of one's mind like a chicken with its head cut off very upset absent diverted at wit's end intimidated discontinuous disconnected interrupted inattentive visited by preyed upon abject cowardly distant absorbed faraway shook-up emotionally scarred emotionally disturbed incomplete fragmentary cowering heaving struck hit pusillanimous possessed psyched-out sorry for oneself chap-fallen afeared not best pleased absentminded feart frit gripped cut to the quick bumpy messed-up scared out of one's wits in awe alarmed at in a funk shaking like a leaf faint-hearted scared witless terror-struck apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by frightened out of one's wits in a fluster horror-stricken consumed caught off balance out of countenance in botheration emotionally confused screwed up ill-adjusted dominated controlled miles away dreamy sidetracked unfocused cursed seized jerky jouncy choppy disrupted sporadic dogged overpowered surrounded smitten devoured held bewitched rolly rough punchy dopey pixillated silly spaced spacey zonked-out muddleheaded spaced-out punch-drunk dopy addle pixilated muzzy addlepated raddled zonked slaphappy dizzy spacy not with it fiendish storm-tossed deeply affected driven to distraction harmed fuzzy taken over under a spell in the grip of herky-jerky struck down laid low

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Strict or exacting in standards
strict harsh rigid hard rigorous severe stern stringent tough dour inflexible oppressive unbending authoritarian draconian uncompromising unyielding disciplinary firm forbidding illiberal adamant grim picky adamantine bullheaded determined exacting fixed hardline headstrong indurate intractable intransigent invariable obdurate obstinate pertinacious puritanical relentless resolute set solid steadfast stubborn stuffy unadaptable undeviating unpermissive unpersuadable unrelenting unshakeable unsparing unwavering cast-iron dead set hard-line heavy-handed iron-fisted no-nonsense stiff cruel austere merciless ruthless inexorable immovable hard-nosed implacable pitiless rough brassbound unfeeling unsympathetic extreme flinty demanding unforgiving heartless brutal hard-hearted hardened single-minded callous ramrod stony serious onerous hardheaded unchangeable grave tyrannical hard and fast punishing remorseless drastic fierce hard-and-fast dogged unalterable forceful immutable uncharitable definite solemn burdensome inhuman set in stone stiff-necked savage cold unsmiling insensitive unmerciful hard-boiled mulish pigheaded ironclad excessive steely trying murderous opinionated heavy binding domineering ossified rugged self-opinionated weighty cold-blooded dogmatic bound unvarying dyed-in-the-wool arduous despotic strong punitive diehard unchanging taxing locked in tenacious wilful difficult perverse willful sedate unkind unswerving earnest settled inconvincible hardhanded pat staid insistent astringent challenging humourless humorless self-willed determinate uncomic sober sobersided grievous inexpugnable searing stoney affectless compassionless desensitized stonyhearted ironhearted tight take-no-prisoners bitter exigent radical desensitised dead set on strenuous cold-hearted po-faced ferocious repressive entrenched gruelling sombre gruff somber tiring unpitying uncaring inhumane draining grinding staunch stable unappeasable concrete case-hardened final narrow unflinching resolved hard-core brick-wall rooted certain enervative wearing uphill stressful crushing vicious thick-skinned soulless pachydermatous insensate slash-and-burn doctrinaire established sharp hellish crippling sapping stony-hearted excruciating by the book killing nasty desperate back-breaking grueling distant aloof immoderate dire unemotional inconsiderate louring unsentimental swingeing intimidating lowering pontifical fanatical unfaltering dictatorial hard-hitting imperious arbitrary really hard incommutable ungentle ingrained refractory decided coercive unmalleable hard-bitten formidable hidebound iron-handed mean-looking inalterable autocratic incompliant hurtful frozen flat unswayable deep-rooted iron unmoving indomitable biased constant deep-seated iron-willed intolerant hard-shelled authoritative decisive truculent unmovable vindictive stand pat sadistic hardhearted hard-headed browbeating businesslike standing one's ground compulsory hard as nails not giving an inch absolute well-set bound and determined clear-cut incontestable incontrovertible systematic meticulous scrupulous painstaking ungiving militant spartan unfair abrasive unjust abusive Draconian inordinate unreasonable intense ironhanded summary hard to please ordered disciplined unvacillating extortionate outrageous fast forcible rowdy curt cynical suppressive exorbitant punitory brutish blinkered unaccommodating assiduous tireless sedulous unflagging unstoppable hostile inclement bullying unbreakable locked preconceived barbarous pressing cool virulent cut-throat world-weary uncompliant recalcitrant unplacatable unmollifiable inescapable unpacifiable irreversible exact compelling poignant valid powerful acrimonious drawing convincing confining ironfisted mean penal static testing crisp unflexible unabated pounding mortal indefatigable wearying overburdening debilitating overbearing tactless indurated very hard ascetical ascetic pugnacious changeless unmoved very severe dreary douce inveterate jelled unflappable ineluctable monstrous tyrannous coldhearted bloodthirsty vengeful bestial unremitting high-handed disciplinarian two-fisted lacking compassion lacking sentiment hard-edged as tough as old boots toughened by experience as hard as nails superincumbent tricky sky-high set in one's ways hanging tough dug in standing pat unhumorous dull set in your ways necessary immobile thoughtless do or die hold the line hold one's ground hold the fort serious-minded tough nut to crack writ in stone cut-and-dried strait-laced decided upon inept undiplomatic bungling with a heart of stone by the numbers sticking to one's guns mean business formal overstrict OTT solid as a rock no going back like death and taxes hell bent on regimental dictated mandatory irrevocable carved in stone conclusive written set in concrete prejudiced impractical speculative dogmatical theoretical opinionative opinioned reserved over the top unfriendly frigid chilly icy frosty uninviting zealous ideological unpragmatic unrealistic swivel-eyed hypothetical complex rule-bound surly sullen unapproachable caustic acerbic crabbed sour threatening glum churlish mordant complicated one-sided magisterial holding fixed views dictative bigoted remote grumpy cross fell sinister menacing stark enforceable traditional customary conventional limiting classical cutting morose bleak scowling sulky bureaucratic officious involved scathing trenchant sarcastic stinging penetrating sardonic piercing incisive splenetic cantankerous glowering crusty gray grouchy grey categorical bad-tempered legislating sanctioned didactic preceptive bossy normative accepted prescribed acerb wounding poisonous waspish spiteful ill-tempered bull-headed snarky catty mordacious sarky acidulous bloody-minded boot-faced die-hard toilsome wearisome prescriptive acrid acetic biting tonic stalwart assertive true whole-hearted emphatic in earnest committed dominant purposeful intent prevailing persistent sure unshaken persevering unshakable unqualified seasoned going bent positive explicit consistent strong-willed do-or-die never-failing bent on bent upon through-and-through hell-bent on hell-bent upon hang tough

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(of a person or their manner) Childishly sulky or bad-tempered
petulant cranky cross grumpy irascible irritable sulky testy fiery fractious fretful grouchy peevish ratty surly touchy cantankerous choleric crabby disgruntled huffish huffy impatient moody prickly querulous snappy sullen whingy chippy crabbed narky perverse pettish pouty snappish sour splenetic captious churlish crotchety crusty crybaby displeased eggy grumbling peckish snarky soreheaded tetchy ungracious whining whiny mean miffy pouting snippety snippy stuffy waspish caviling cavilling complaining mardy mumpish out of humor raspy salty sorehead bad-tempered ill-tempered ill-humoured quick-tempered short-tempered ill-humored fault-finding out of sorts in a bad mood edgy ornery dyspeptic ill-natured hot-tempered morose angry thin-skinned temperamental curmudgeonly peppery disagreeable bilious quarrelsome miserable stroppy tense volatile glum liverish scratchy bearish snaky shirty dour critical gruff carping contrary sensitive like a bear with a sore head difficult bristly exasperated ireful annoyed unsociable unfriendly frowning mopey resentful gloomy brooding out of humour on a short fuse oversensitive discontented feisty bitter dissatisfied curt brusque nasty whingeing fussy saturnine iracund iracundulous ticklish waspy grousing contentious hasty passionate acid indignant spiteful disputatious easily offended on edge glowering ugly fierce uncivil uncommunicative sourpussed unresponsive joyless embittered sulking unmannerly out of temper hot-blooded hot under the collar uneasy murmuring plaintive censorious hypersensitive worried overwrought uncomfortable distraught anxious stressed restive fidgety rude unpleasant grumbly moaning negative crying deploring scrappy lamenting bemoaning whimpering wailing unhappy disobliging toey worked up ill at ease upset wrought up distressed unsettled agitated mean-spirited dicey jumpy hazardous unsafe unpredictable highly strung perturbable abrupt bloody-minded cruel impolite discourteous hard to please wreck rattled faultfinding overstrung unquiet twitchy restless nervous unlikable vicious wired up wound up eristic unhelpful bellicose emotional offended huffy irascible bundle of nerves het up moping mopish agitable piqued excitable dejected broody blue kittle mopy tooshie skittish wounded neurotic in a temper raving psyched up cold angerful frenzied pugnacious fuming wrathful hostile convulsed ferocious disapproving ranting wild cheerless high-strung argumentative easily frightened easily upset easily agitated hot-headed shrewish misanthropic cynical hotheaded truculent harsh obstinate pertinacious hypercritical uncooperative snarling acrimonious tough waxy acrid trying griping awkward growling malicious venomous fretting vinegary short childish tart sharp malignant vindictive sore filthy obstreperous blunt cussed chuffy having got out of bed the wrong side foul-tempered cross-grained having got out of bed on the wrong side nasty-tempered out-of-sorts as cross as two sticks in a mood short-fused peeved put out vexed irritated rancorous irked aggressive willful froward in a huff riled catty unruly miffed narked impetuous recalcitrant wilful melodramatic impulsive uncontrollable headstrong furious bad malcontent irate bellyaching disobedient terse fed up refractory malevolent vex aggravated nagging wayward arsey hoha rebellious defiant aggrieved caustic rough choked atrabilious uncongenial overemotional criticizing malign hacked off ticked off teed off contumacious grudging unmanageable insubordinate hurt not best pleased belligerent combative jaundiced inflammable vehement stubborn confrontational explosive criticising hateful uncompliant indocile down in the mouth sharp-tongued prima donna-ish demanding in bad mood objecting protesting envenomed dissenting repining mourning accusing weeping bewailing regretting charging vinegarish forceful tempersome wicked quick ungenerous scowling unindulgent foul antagonistic disaffected bad-humored dark aloof uncharitable inhospitable vitriolic inconsiderate unsympathetic indomitable apt to fly off the handle stewed nettled angered provoked insulted got up on wrong side of bed like a bear scolding litigious snide begrudging abusive withdrawn dismal depressed long-faced having short fuse hot under collar backbiting cattish unkind hurtful militant snarly zowerswopped disappointed discontent tempestuous hard viperous perversely irritable vixenish malcontented crabbing snuffy uncontent kvetching kicking cheesed off ungratified peed off violent sardonic irreconcilable browned off incensed mercurial intense stormy with chip on shoulder hard done by grudge-bearing with a chip on one's shoulder ill-disposed having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop over-emotional evil-minded bad tempered out of joint dramatic galled shaken frantic infuriated steamed-up inflamed enraged hottempered livid apoplectic untoward mad abrasive crude steamed pointed unceremonious steamed up crook ropeable brief brusk wroth undiplomatic offhand intractable ungovernable balky aerated bluff cavalier dysfunctional all shook up delinquent brisk incontrollable rebel recusant incompliant hopping mad bent out of shape naughty badly behaved undisciplined ill-disciplined mischievous up in arms on the warpath foaming at the mouth in a lather breviloquent thoughtless in a paddy impudent badly-behaved misbehaving problematic insolent disparaging deprecating overcritical graceless direct in a bate fit to be tied bad-mannered ill-mannered erratic errant disruptive rascally disorderly insubmissive adverse unyielding unfavorable unfavourable short-spoken no-nonsense pedantic quibbling niggling pettifogging nit-picking socially impaired self-willed tiresome disturbed pesky roguish rowdy undisciplinable loudmouthed ill-behaved troublous incorrigible maladjusted bold exasperating unrestrainable irksome uncontainable devilish wearisome matter-of-fact to the point hair-splitting judgmental nitpicking judgemental rejective pass-remarkable pernickety severe nitpicky thorny unfair exceptive hairsplitting sarcastic very critical petty exacting trivial unjust cavillous finicky tricky

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Reserved or repressed, prone to quiet, inexpressive behavior
inhibited shy constrained repressed reserved subdued withdrawn reticent self-conscious bashful diffident frustrated guarded apprehensive coy embarrassed hesitant insecure nervous reluctant uncomfortable uneasy wary restrained timid timorous tongue-tied unassertive unconfident undemonstrative cold introverted passionless unresponsive hung up bottled up self-restrained suppressed uncommunicative silent quiet taciturn unforthcoming secretive dumb close closemouthed laconic distant mom private discreet mum dark modest unspeaking shrinking unassuming unwilling tight-lipped close-mouthed media-shy close-lipped tight-mouthed clammed up dummied up dried up wouldn't say boo to a goose retiring demure reclusive cool self-effacing backward standoffish meek aloof unsociable solitary self-contained cautious offish soft-spoken humble mild unapproachable stand-offish prim eremitic collected uncompanionable sheepish introvert formal unpretentious detached frigid controlled mousy gentle serene misanthropic icy peaceful ceremonious noncommittal sedate composed placid conventional retired unostentatious recessive unobtrusive remote mute unfriendly simple inward-looking unemotional untalkative muted snobbish hushed zipped inconspicuous ordinary plain self-controlled lowly unaffected thoughtful down-to-earth hermitic buttoned up nongregarious not talkative temperate unnatural forced introspective mannered contrived laboured artificial stilted wooden low-key unaggressive unpresuming independent withdrawing seclusive secret wordless speechless socially inhibited low-profile unnoticeable isolated antisocial indrawn anchoritic eremitical strained awkward unsocial ungregarious insular rabbity unaffable unexpansive voiceless unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious casual uninterested indifferent of few words contemplative pensive self-absorbed self-interested hermit-like hermitical stiff unrevealing eremetic not forward meditative reflective ruminative inner-directed self-centred keeping a low profile nonvocal self-centered aw-shucks inarticulate silentious unheard labored suspicious non-communicative self-sufficient struck dumb saying nothing natural genuine all alone closed up unpretending artless unambitious ingenuous costive unsure fearful at a loss for words unable to get a word out not saying boo bereft of speech lost for words unimposing inelaborate unextravagant chilly poor homely Olympian small unadorned unembroidered unexcessive economical unornamented token

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Uptight or unfriendly in nature
stiff reserved unfriendly cold constrained standoffish aloof pompous chilly ungainly stand-offish remote cool distant formal asocial stuffy cold-eyed offish unfeeling unclubbable standoff forbidding dry unsociable detached strait-laced conventional antisocial unemotional buttoned-up frosty austere unbending frigid unresponsive withdrawn indifferent unapproachable unsympathetic uncommunicative unwelcoming cold-blooded icy impersonal wooden glacial passionless restrained undemonstrative emotionless haughty uncordial dispassionate gelid unforthcoming hostile chill clammy antiseptic brittle hard-eyed inhospitable disdainful wintry wintery coldish frozen arctic reticent impassive stony phlegmatic supercilious unsocial rigid uncongenial guarded stern starchy unloving lukewarm unenthusiastic taciturn apathetic affectless stilted unaffable unamicable unconcerned unneighbourly severe cold-hearted unneighborly stolid uninterested stoical impassible stoic numb incurious steely solitary inhibited proper bureaucratic ceremonious passive unpleasant uncompanionable repellent ungracious unkind clinical uppity proud neutral uncivil cold-shoulder official uncharitable hateful discourteous uninvolved cold as ice laid back impartial thick-skinned keeping people at arm's length unmoved unaffectionate contained self-contained ungenial sober close secretive ungregarious off unexcitable hard fierce unhappy depressing insolent annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious offhand hesitant spiritless hardhearted callous stony-hearted uncaring calm insociable arrogant insensitive ardorless impervious impotent unromantic loveless ceremonial ritualistic solemn stuck-up mean-looking put on airs prescribed prim exact precise staid correct businesslike unnatural forced stuffed-shirt inflexible unsentimental flinty starched affected seemly serious matter-of-fact self-controlled unsmiling mannered contrived laboured artificial polite antagonistic disagreeable lifeless inhuman surly sour inimical tongue-tied strained self-conscious awkward embarrassed repressed uneasy misanthropic featureless depersonalized uncolored gray colourless straight depersonalised faceless candid grey equal measured nondiscriminatory unpassioned colorless abstract anonymous poker-faced careful soulless monolithic aggressive ill-natured straight arrow stiff-necked by the numbers quarrelsome controlled subdued nasty strictly business cold turkey rude antipathetic menacing jaundiced negative mortal obnoxious adversary impolite adversarial unmannerly Olympian ill-disposed cross opposite competitive estranged censorious grouchy unpromising combative grudging gruff malicious contrary disaffected against warlike malignant vengeful conflicting acrimonious spiteful opposed labored not on speaking terms snooty lofty hard-hearted hard-boiled on ice stuck up cold fish lone wolf putting on airs

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Affectedly proper, or formal, and rather prudish
Victorian prim prudish puritanical proper priggish prissy stuffy starchy straitlaced bluenosed straightlaced stiff conventional square smug demure conservative genteel respectable rigid nice-nelly strait-laced niminy-piminy narrow-minded narrow formal staid old-maidish prim and proper old-fashioned moralistic schoolmarmish fuddy-duddy strict stilted schoolmistressy mimsy governessy stick-in-the-mud of the old school goody-goody severe Grundyish austere pompous sober fogeyish reserved sedate straight shockable overscrupulous Pecksniffian punctilious ceremonious correct stodgy decorous starched nice mannered solemn stiff-necked puritan overmodest squeamish old-maid overnice impersonal deadly musty conformist overexact simpering precise bigoted mincing scrupulous offish affected fastidious rigorous finicky pretentious illiberal stern artificial humourless fusty old-fogeyish smoky foetid supercilious self-important hot bloated humorless as dry as dust smelly magisterial important warm fetid arrogant puffy dignified stately courtly seemly distinguished polite tight-laced imposing august exact ceremonial traditional particular official portly moral self-righteous sanctimonious sententious censorious holier-than-thou pedantic forbidding fussy meticulous self-satisfied careful civil courteous imperial orthodox upright po-faced conforming regal majestic couth refined square-toed imperious serious just so ascetic pietistic pious fanatical disapproving hair-shirt spartan ornate elaborate Pharisaic abstemious abstinent ritualistic portentous reverential hypocritical complacent vain momentous pi forced straight-laced god-fearing unctuous virtuous PC blue-nose cleanly good dapper stickling choosy spic-and-span snobbish spruce wooden nit-picking unnatural laboured strained politically correct goody two-shoes deferential icy frigid unrelaxed ritual deliberate measured labored grandiose noble conscientious slow-moving lofty decent diligent thorough painstaking exalted accurate attentive ultra-careful studious grand venerable lordly kingly right standard suitable befitting fitting unbending religious persnickety detailed mathematical perfectionist methodical honourable eminent highbrow composed gracious proud impressive honorable fit approved mannerly civilized accepted well-mannered precious inflexible unsympathetic aloof epicene hair-splitting exacting finical pernickety nitpicking demanding apt appropriate usual customary sombre respected highfalutin' superior magnificent great aristocratic somber distingué grave nifty remote unfriendly haughty detached diplomatic kosher OK withdrawn unsocial undemonstrative restrained unapproachable uncommunicative reticent taciturn antisocial unforthcoming unresponsive laborious acceptable becoming de rigueur civilised okay done self-respecting overconscientious heedful assiduous conscionable observant punctual formalistic straight arrow keeping people at arm's length by the numbers stand-offish comme il faut right stuff namby-pamby goody-two-shoes right on good eye

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Not inclined to trust
untrusting suspicious dubious doubtful sceptical skeptical mistrustful cautious wary chary doubting leery uneasy cynical fearful cagey jealous been hit before uncertain unsure distrustful hinky trustless unconvinced unsettled undecided unbelieving apprehensive nervous hesitant disbelieving questioning incredulous careful show-me suspecting circumspect distrusting negativistic lacking faith lacking confidence lacking trust iffy quizzical hesitating in doubt guarded ambivalent wavering tentative irresolute vacillating unresolved indecisive on the fence in a dilemma in two minds agnostic pessimistic dithering scoffing indefinite shilly-shallying of two minds blowing hot and cold watchful faithless faltering undetermined equivocal waffling having reservations mistrusting in a quandary on the horns of a dilemma without belief aporetic freethinking heedful nonbelieving shy anxious jaundiced reluctant loath insecure uncommitted teetering fluctuating divided wondering disinclined torn vague shaky perplexed unclear unassured not born yesterday hazy equivocating split ambiguous oscillating noncommittal diffident betwixt and between like doubting Thomas hemming and hawing sitting on the fence running hot and cold not sure dissenting worried skittish unsatisfied suspect not believing have misgivings have reservations unimpressed unmoved unpersuaded possessive unenlightened solicitous vexed confused wobbling floating pussyfooting non-believing defeatist misbelieving on your guard nihilistic revolutionary anarchic destructive rebellious existentialist radical Pyrrhonist minimifidian swithering wishy-washy unfinished pendent reticent indisposed on guard unconfirmed hedging your bets in the middle prying inquisitive enquiring searching inquisitorial interrogative curious inquiring nosy probing loth cagy unsavoury fly-by-night unsavory chancy untrusty taking something with a pinch of salt touch and go without faith having misgivings having qualms halting passive-aggressive unconfident mindful sardonic gingerly conservative afraid considerate alert averse frugal scrupulous safe mean ironic misanthropic negative mocking disillusioned sneering parsimonious stingy prudent thrifty disenchanted scornful hardened hard sarcastic contemptuous world-weary hard-bitten restrained canny inhibited miserly constrained economical calculating discreet particular fastidious sparing black derisive hard-boiled misanthropical bleak mordacious scathing disparaging detracting wry

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Not offering, involving, or eager for new or stimulating things
unadventurous wary cagey circumspect prudent tentative careful cautious chary hesitant timid unenterprising conventional timorous traditional unexciting unimaginative boring conservative limited narrow-minded restrained safe square stay-at-home straight strait-laced stuffy uncreative shy stick-in-the-mud attentive tedious dead tiring ho-hum routine stale flat wearisome repetitious tiresome insipid mind-numbing unvaried old uninteresting monotonous humdrum dull gingerly considerate calculating heedful leery guarded alert vigilant watchful discreet observant canny mindful politic suspicious on guard on the lookout aware thoughtful reluctant on the qui vive judicious reserved scrupulous apprehensive moderate measured discriminating on the alert on your toes on the watch sly shrewd fastidious delicate diplomatic tactful reticent intelligent unhurried temperate frugal deliberate thrifty sagacious sparing perceptive wise controlled provident noncommittal awake precautious softly-softly with reservations keeping a weather eye on walking on eggs playing safe watching one's step watching out all ears with eyes peeled thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves squeamish dainty protective wide-awake non-committal sage doubting unwasteful saving vague unrevealing wide awake sensible punctilious overcareful overcautious playing one's cards close to one's chest strategic close-lipped judgmatic discerning close-mouthed judgmatical kid-glove having foresight like a clam civil reasonable on lookout worldly-wise not rash cunning designing manipulative devious crafty scheming Machiavellian uneasy prepared ready keeping one's eyes peeled psyched up on the job on one's toes open-eyed wired tentie keeping a weather eye open fast on the draw switched on keeping one's eyes open hip tenty Argus-eyed conscientious regardful loath distrustful sceptical dubious mistrustful doubtful paying attention taking notice afraid nervous averse disinclined mean disingenuous artful conniving slippery slick guileful sharp unscrupulous foxy contriving wily parsimonious stingy iffy inhibited miserly constrained skeptical economical particular subtle premeditating slim suspecting forethoughtful on your guard belt-and-braces hedging one's bets walking on egg shells with one's eyes peeled taking it slow

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Spitefully or furiously angry
incensed angry irate furious enraged infuriated livid outraged aggravated aggrieved angered ballistic indignant ireful mad rankled riled antagonised antagonized apoplectic choleric fuming irascible irked ropeable seething ticked wrathful cross displeased exasperated hacked huffy incandescent maddened miffed peeved provoked rabid raging raving very angry wild boiling foaming frenzied nettled piqued roiled roused rousted shirty sore splenetic aerated annoyed bugged crook enflamed frustrated heated hot inflamed infuriate irritated soreheaded steaming stroppy vexed waxy antagonistic buffaloed dogged hopping hostile perturbed ranting riley scandalised scandalized snaky steamed upset wroth choked dark frantic passionate resentful shocked spare storming tooshie steamed up beside oneself browned off cheesed off fed up hacked off hot-tempered teed off up in arms worked up wound up bad-tempered boiling mad going crook hopping mad ill-humored ill-humoured ill-tempered in a temper ticked off all steamed up at boiling point horn-mad hot under the collar on the warpath overcome with anger peed off raging mad seeing red beside yourself beside yourself with rage bummed out burned up in a frenzy in a lather in a rage in high dudgeon as cross as two sticks bent out of shape blown a gasket foaming at the mouth in a paddy pushed too far at end of one's rope fit to be tied hot and bothered put out rubbed the wrong way blue in the face in a filthy temper in a huff in a bate in a fume in a pet with all guns blazing off the air excited animated keyed up het up in a state narked disgruntled offended galled bothered agitated testy brassed off miffy affronted vex not best pleased ruffled hurt eggy troubled snuffy intense violent impassioned discontented fiery vehement flustered ratty dissatisfied disturbed harassed fierce irritable blazing scunnered in a bad mood wrath stung bitter goaded flaming feverish emotional chafed fervent insulted ardent distressed fervid burning hot-blooded acrimonious bent berserk crazed surly insane touchy harried impatient maniac embittered snappy wounded hoha afflicted up the wall gnashing one's teeth sullen aroused slighted overexcited torrid charged glowing red-hot demonstrative warm-blooded superheated religious warm perfervid passional rancorous hateful desperate demented unreasonable smoking corybantic irrational worried sour pained raving mad sensitive tormented disgusted unhappy blazing mad flaming mad fretted manic crabbed uncontrolled dirty unglued filthy sulky frenetic crazy tempestuous acrid stormy rampant short-tempered out of control in a towering rage quick-tempered at daggers drawn very upset out of humour sombre somber in an uproar burning with excitement anxious good and mad mad as hell defiant scalding steamy piping airborne air-to-air flying ballistical surface-to-air chagrined ready to be tied overheated p.o.'d scornful radge full-on all-out uncompromising energetic breakneck concerted dishonored humiliated black tetchy disappointed ferocious crackers chippy vivid extremely angry umbrageous dishonoured grieved disheartened as black as thunder scintillating grouchy hassled in a wax injured disrespected discouraged vicious rage grumpy prickly crabby snitty salty weighty grieving hard annoying distressing white-hot red swollen unfulfilled defeated grudging unsatisfied unsated ungratified out of sorts raw infected stimulated confused fizzing spiteful carrying a chip on your shoulder mighty hung up tremendous chafing septic reddened perplexed malcontent unforgiving revengeful blustering powerful rough festered itching smarting tender stinging itchy angry-looking painful eager enthusiastic puffed up fevered festering huffish doing your nut boiling over going ape out of countenance vitriolic throwing a fit blowing one's top blowing a gasket ranting and raving blistered burnt scalded bloodshot ablaze mad as a hornet uncontrollable ill-disposed overwrought excitable unrestrained delirious oversensitive temperamental melodramatic quarrelsome querulous pettish fractious hypersensitive petulant easily offended distraught neurotic unrestrainable distracted very excited hotheaded hot-headed volatile unhinged deranged maniacal distrait impulsive mercurial convulsive swivel-eyed berko peppery dramatic irrepressible carried away impetuous turbulent driven to distraction unnerved possessed out of one's wits panic-stricken hysterical in a panic nervous spasmodic in a fit hyper hysteric shaken steamed-up highly strung hottempered mean all shook up

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Shy and fond of being on one's own
demure modest bashful coy retiring shy diffident reserved unassuming reticent decorous meek prim mild prissy proper prudish quiet timid decent ladylike respectable sedate seemly shrinking sober staid strait-laced timorous chaste innocent maidenly priggish pure virginal virtuous backward coquettish down-to-earth goody-goody humble introverted kittenish lowly old-maidish puritanical recessive self-effacing sheepish starchy straight unpretentious withdrawn affected niminy-piminy retired square blushing close earnest nice serious silent skittish solemn unassertive unassured prim and proper restrained unobtrusive gentle cool vestal undefiled peaceful reclusive immaculate subdued self-restrained unsullied virgin uncommunicative secretive moral placid serene conventional inhibited undemonstrative solitary standoffish mousy uncorrupted unostentatious soft-spoken clean simple unsociable fearful unpresuming taciturn formal distant aloof cold self-contained cautious collected sinless close-mouthed self-conscious insecure offish wholesome media-shy nervous unconfident apprehensive unblemished plain hesitant discreet constrained unforthcoming composed soft polite G-rated unapproachable private eremitic aw-shucks docile embarrassed introvert celibate unaffected deferential refined uncompanionable abstinent lamblike incorrupt controlled intact unambitious withdrawing pure as the driven snow shamefaced detached maiden unboastful frigid unresponsive rabbity unwed peaceable misanthropic icy ceremonious noncommittal spotless stand-offish self-denying unmarried temperate reverent uncontaminated mim good elegant angelic faint-hearted inconspicuous submissive unpretending ordinary reluctant overmodest resigned becoming befitting low-key calm genteel inward-looking yielding fit dignified compliant fitting remote tentative wary suitable abashed unfriendly acquiescent forbearing closemouthed gentlemanly guarded laconic cowed self-controlled mannerly chary hermitic untainted tender pleasant upright right snobbish affable thoughtful tame manageable compassionate nongregarious guiltless pacific respectful moderate caring tight-lipped obliging stainless conforming done comely courteous lenient benevolent benign continent meet de rigueur well-mannered sympathetic austere in good taste softhearted untarnished mellow neat intemerate monogamous inexperienced impotent warmhearted gracious harmless free of sin squeaky clean unoffensive good-natured comme il faut tender-hearted mild-mannered non-confrontational arch flirtatious simpering genuine natural evasive artless ingenuous severe girlish delicate doubtful unsure introspective unaggressive apologetic low-profile unnoticeable independent honourable honorable orthodox unstained platonic antisocial isolated prudent self-doubting uncertain indrawn weak-kneed trembling quaking cowering unsocial ungregarious insular ashamed socially inhibited hermit-like hermitical contemplative self-absorbed self-interested pensive obsequious servile dubious suspicious flinching distrustful blenching unpoised subtle understated toned-down repressed low-keyed muted unflashy unrevealing eremetic easily frightened lacking courage casual unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious uninterested indifferent egoless obedient unprotesting spineless unresisting spiritless ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed self-centred in line keeping a low profile reverential subservient by the numbers by the book free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel self-deprecating ill at ease patient self-centered wimpish mousey yellow scary fearsome gutless yellow-bellied tremulous chicken sissy trepidatious fainthearted biddable resistless supplicatory seclusive secret non-communicative self-sufficient anchoritic eremitical all alone tractable sycophantic long-suffering nunlike unaffable unexpansive faint recreant cowardly poor-spirited afraid frightened scared shuddering conservative impeccable unimposing flawless not forward doubting inelaborate unextravagant righteous verecund recoiling blushful kind poor homely faithful pristine impeccant easily embarrassed faultless blameless small unadorned holy irreproachable white perfect uncorrupt unexcessive unembroidered economical unornamented token honest cleanhanded inculpable genial considerate amiable clean-living free from sin exemplary agreeable pleasing sackless unoffending chilly dumb unemotional tranquil pabulum Milquetoast tolerant nothing orderly wishy-washy zero longanimous passive lily-white understanding easygoing merciful congenial kindly likeable humane sociable bland goodhearted motherly fatherly loving sweet-tempered laid back good-humored sisterly dovelike tenderhearted lovable maternal brotherly cheerful likable large-hearted good-humoured kind-hearted friendly amicable dove-like forgiving kindhearted paternal Olympian free of not guilty whiter than white squeaky-clean as pure as the driven snow unruffled easy imperturbable unflappable sensitive steady complaisant serious-minded grave correct unshaken unperturbed together recollected untroubled self-composed level possessed coolheaded undisturbed stiff limpid equal unworried self-possessed stuffy smooth stick-in-the-mud boring soft-hearted appropriate sombre deliberate dispassionate stately somber cold sober tasteful tactful cool as cucumber courtly civilized polished couth well behaved well-behaved well mannered well bred seasonable ceremonial civilised au fait frosty impersonal cold-eyed unbending asocial mum mom dry unclubbable unsympathetic standoff cold-blooded haughty unwelcoming mute passionless unfeeling buttoned-up apathetic speechless clammed up emotionless glacial chill impassive wooden phlegmatic tongue-tied forbidding uncordial close-lipped stolid inhospitable gelid unexpressive hostile untalkative buttoned up disdainful clammy antiseptic brittle hard-eyed stony careful supercilious affectless uncongenial unenthusiastic tightlipped sententious incommunicable incommunicative wintry poker-faced wintery lukewarm coldish stoical frozen arctic stilted sparing uncommunicable laid-back unneighbourly stoic impassible numb cagey uninvolved hushed wordless circumspect unmoved curt brooding uppity dark callous inarticulate unspeaking unneighborly tight-mouthed cool, calm and collected judicious unexcitable stern rigid heartless on the QT matter-of-fact reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless dour clamlike measured at a loss for words unamicable clinical pompous offhand contained sensible politic dried-up uncivil offended impertinent procacious annoyed impudent insolent level-headed antagonistic nonchalant alert heedful hush-hush unpassioned abstract rational gingerly safe hard-hearted deadpan watchful vigilant mumchance attentive calculating flat cold-hearted balanced dummied up disciplined abstracted in check unimpassioned preoccupied mannered not talkative cold as ice businesslike strained lost for words awkward cloistered unloving unsentimental diplomatic enigmatic snooty cynical proud unwilling deep under control still uncomfortable off disagreeable secluded unkind unpleasant ungracious ascetic rude thick-skinned hard-boiled stuck up insensible dried up fogeyish putting on airs leery arrogant jaundiced lone inimical stuck-up old-fashioned equable removed insouciant negative neutral inapproachable discourteous spacey dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded inaccessible expressionless toneless hollow dead blank vacant uncharitable hateful narrow-minded insensitive objective bottled up hardened grouchy strict starched spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest pococurante impartial keeping people at arm's length out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional fuddy-duddy with reservations even warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed bereft of speech not given to excesses stiff-necked unextreme avoidant unaffectionate unamiable unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated tamed restricted limited brusque superior contrived laboured artificial ungenial mopey mopish camera-shy insociable scowling punctilious sequestered half-hearted tepid hung up steely flinty unhappy depressing mean-looking stodgy ungainly alienated put on airs unconversational unsmiling low-pitched low muffled hushful short outside repellent lifeless hard fierce discouraging off-putting hermitlike unenthused labored monastic exact precise cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory cold-shoulder contemptuous withering unagitated inflexible uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic hardhearted official bureaucratic inhuman stony-hearted disinclined loath hesitating wavering indisposed unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah unwilling to mix with other people sceptical wouldn't say boo to a goose pokerfaced featureless colorless soulless gray colourless grey uncolored depersonalised faceless candid depersonalized nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip malevolent shut away straight arrow shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove straight-faced indurated inexcitable averse astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy pessimistic inhumane aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise considered not excessive compromising lonely alone strictly business cold turkey dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted selfish sarcastic hating egoistic sardonic egotistical misanthropical companionless shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless skeptical unaccompanied knocked for six astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled blithe surly sour lonesome full of common sense well balanced calculable unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only deadly musty conformist aggressive ill-natured suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself quarrelsome unanxious old-fogeyish nasty keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair antipathetic menacing adversary obnoxious mortal impolite adversarial unmannerly unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own lofty nonplussed cross ill-disposed against conflicting opposite estranged malicious disaffected malignant spiteful competitive unpromising contrary warlike vengeful acrimonious opposed censorious combative grudging gruff unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless negligent undaunted non-committal on ice as dry as dust cold fish lone wolf vague not on speaking terms overcareful canny overcautious

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Produced by deliberate effort rather than spontaneously
strained forced artificial unnatural false affected constrained laboured put-on self-conscious stiff assumed bogus contrived factitious fake feigned hollow mechanical mock phoney phony plastic pretended pseudo sham simulated spurious wooden insincere choked farfetched labored put put on taut tight unglued wired wreck hard put nervous wreck strung out in a state at end of rope pretend stilted counterfeit mannered overdone faked studied imitation awkward ersatz fraudulent fictitious make-believe cod manufactured heavy forged unconvincing rigid ponderous laborious faux clumsy fakey overworked overwrought dummy elaborate deceptive substitute exaggerated difficult synthetic pseud tense meretricious quasi- stretched fabricated unauthentic inauthentic snide not genuine over-elaborate overripe convoluted superficial hard ornate intricate prolix unspontaneous actorly uneasy inelegant ham hammy so-called specious professed hokey ostensible misleading theatrical imitated man-made imitative inflexible mimic firm tensed improvised queer avowed imaginary unrelaxed close pirate quasi snug tightened stressed unreal tightly drawn rehearsed planned overblown campy not fluent tortuous arduous leaden tortured apparent seeming surface manipulated far-fetched fixed recherche voulu staged posed manmade derivative facsimile reproduction replica stagy chemical cast pretentious model toy posey imagined grudging bound binding conscripted slave begrudging stringent coercive forcible counterfeited conceited playacting melodramatic affectated fraud mealymouthed apish invented concocted overly planned trumped-up pseudonymous adopted inept reserved weighty inhibited operose effortful uphill strenuous guarded toilsome maladroit fallacious invalid adulterine untrue virtual wannabe wrong would-be self-styled over-embellished long-winded purported framed apocryphal deceitful bum ungenuine bent phoney-baloney made-up phony-baloney reticent complex turgid ungraceful restrained tongue-tied distant embarrassed repressed not real not legit not kosher alleged uncomfortable gauche graceless as it were to all intents and purposes hypocritical contracted not loose drawn tightly stretched not slack controlled cold cool subdued stand-offish aloof mincing rustic rustical not spontaneous flexed bluffing shammed falsified supposed masked lying impostrous in name only quack charlatan cheating covered concealed dissimulated imposturous rough-hewn solid unyielding extended worried nervous anxious edgy dud hoax formal trick on edge stretched tight not what it is cracked up to be austere punctilious prim correct proper ceremonious decorous stuffy priggish starchy icy frigid nice stiff-necked delusory delusive copied deceiving unfounded fishy incorrect erroneous inaccurate unsound mistaken inexact dishonest faulty untruthful supposititious illogical misguided unoriginal illusory off chimerical worthless flawed baseless beguiling deluding imprecise suppositious sophistical pirated without foundation made up plagiaristic derived pinchbeck two-faced mimicked plagiarized Hollywood plant brummagem crock off beam unsubstantiated distorted groundless fictional full of holes fanciful aped nonnatural notional won't fly soft shell ideal fantastic visionary sophistic illegal cooked-up dicey iffy dodgy trumped up off target way out wide of the mark pseudo- mythical plagiarised illusionary crooked unproven fancied knock-off copycat copy casuistic hallucinatory non-existent dissembling truthless counterfactual falsie fictive duplicate fantasied chimeric phantom fantastical fabulous mythic phantasmal imaginal phantasmic bad plausible ill-founded hyped up double-dealing out foundationless unsupported nonvalid in error not accurate not exact askew cooked up devised nugatory ungrounded off base mad reasonless unreasoned representative way off way off beam not working practice trial bootlegged repro unqualified non-natural mimetic miniature echoic glib low-grade low-quality poor-quality shoddy inferior made makeshift constructed machine-made delusional unsatisfactory substandard adulterated duplicated reproduced parodied parroted burlesqued caricatured mocked gingerbread experimental human-made misinformed prepared ostensive semi- nominal illusive near reported engineered Barmecidal whimsical semblant Barmecide knock off lookalike uncorroborated weak economical with the truth mock-up fantasy without basis unwarranted inadequate untenable irrational erratic blue sky pipe dream fantasized dreamed-up dream erring unjustified unreasonable unscientific empty ostentatious likely captious colorable vain presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive idle null fluffed illegitimate unreasoning absurd inconsistent inconsequent inconsequential nonrational preposterous off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated seemingly correct wrongly inferred null and void void nonbinding inoperative not precise out of commission out of line on the wrong track at fault play-play improper unsustainable plausible but wrong apparently right misrepresentative colored not binding fantasised amiss uncollectible coloured underhand awry defective abroad treacherous duplicitous crafty disingenuous guileful wrong number all wet all off sly sneaky cunning untrustworthy scheming perfidious shady sharp Machiavellian subtle slippery foxy mendacious unprincipled unscrupulous tricky fast slim underhanded shifty hollow-hearted rogue double-faced Punic false-hearted insidious rascal roguish designing serpentine oblique slick devious catchy astucious indirect unreliable wily