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What is the opposite of forceful?

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Adjective
Opposite of determined and assertive in nature
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Opposite of showing strength and firmness
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Opposite of compelling, able or likely to persuade
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Opposite of excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitious
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Opposite of characterized by great power or forceful
“Ida had kept him awake while he drowsed his way up the old King's Trace in eastern Missouri, feverish and weak.”
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Opposite of exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion
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Opposite of indefatigable or extremely persistent
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Opposite of persuasive or forceful in speech or writing
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Opposite of showing or characterized by great energy and movement
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Opposite of having a strength of will or determination
“His nervousness was apparent when he spoke with a shaky voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, characterized by, or consisting of (incontrovertible) facts
“The proposal submitted to the board was not accepted with a number of questionable recommendations to be interrogated.”
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Opposite of behaving, spoken or done in a determined and forceful way
“Everyone in the room gasped at the best man's uninspiring speech.”
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Opposite of vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Opposite of producing or capable of producing significant noise
“She was a shy person who spoke in a quiet voice.”
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Opposite of brazen or flashy in nature, character or appearance
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Opposite of persistent in one's endeavors
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Opposite of characterized by fierce, extreme, or violent energy or force
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Opposite of showing or characterized by great energy and movement
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Opposite of favoring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
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Opposite of having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly, effectively, and without doubt
“Try asking an indecisive person where they want to eat and you will start a frustrating conversation that will last forever.”
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Opposite of harsh or severe in nature
“Nelson was a gentle soul who wouldn't hurt a fly.”
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Opposite of marked intense, animated, or violent activity
“Formerly they were civil and kind, and we all got on famously together.”
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Opposite of attracting attention or awe by reason of being unusual or extreme
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Opposite of having or showing courage and determination
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Opposite of not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety
“It gave him perseverance, a quality sorely needed when he chose the uncertain life of an artist.”
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