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1

mature

grown-up, adult, mellowed, full grown, seasoned, full-blown, experienced

2

immature

puerile, callow, green, sophomoric, juvenile, half-baked, inexperienced, adolescent, untutored, wet behind the ears

3

lively

alive, animated, vibrant, vivacious, energetic, spirited, feisty, spry, perky, effervescent, bubbly, pert

4

jaunty

airy, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, pococurante, breezy, easygoing, casual, nonchalant, offhand, carefree

5

confident

self-confident, assured, self-assured, self-possessed, poised, self-reliant

6

friendly

sociable, gregarious, amicable, approachable, affable, companionable, chummy, congenial, convivial, neighbourly

7

innocent

simple, guileless, ingenuous, artless, angelic, naive

8

contented

pleased, placid, at peace, serene, untroubled, unworried

9

disappointed

crestfallen, disheartened, crushed, dejected

10

direct

straightforward, candid, forthcoming, forthright, frank, open, outspoken, aboveboard, straight

12

stylish

sophisticated, debonair, polished, worldly, worldly-wise

13

courteous

considerate, polite, courtly, well-mannered, gracious

14

charming

winning, winsome, engaging, endearing, gallant, debonair

14

happy

cheerful, gay, merry, blithe

15

graceful or seductive

languorous

16

healthy

hearty, hale, robust, vigorous, sound

16

thoughtful

deliberative, meditative, ruminative, reflective, pensive

17

eager to please

accommodating, well-disposed, willing, ingratiating, wheedling, smarmy, complaisant

18

passionate

impassioned, ardent

19

unthinking

thoughtless, heedless, careless, disregardful

20

imposing

impressive, forbidding, intimidating

21

discourteous

impolite, uncourtly, ungracious, rude

22

regal

imperious, kingly, queenly, princely, autocratic, aristocratic, lordly

23

enthusiastic

eager, earnest, zealous, avid, fervid

24

arrogant

superior, haughty, snobbish, imperious, overbearing, patronizing, condescending, stuck-up, supercilious

25

dictatorial

demanding, peremptory

26

cocky

bumptious, nervy, cheeky, brash

27

fresh

brazen, impudent, impertinent, saucy, pert

28

forward

pushy, offensive, obnoxious, outrageous

29

artificial

studied, stagy, mannered, affected, phony, pretentious

30

irritable

edgy, touchy, testy, tetchy, fractious

31

combative

scrappy, challenging, provocative, rambunctious, defiant, pugnacious, belligerent, bellicose, truculent

32

angry

incensed, indignant, furious, wrathful, enraged, boiling, outraged

33

conciliatory

placatory, placating, mollifying

34

sorry

regretful, repentant, penitent, contrite, apologetic, remorseful

35

disagreeable

morose, sullen, sulky, crabbed

36

unsociable

unfriendly, unapproachable, standoffish, inamicable, cool, chilly, asocial, antisocial, inimical

37

defensive

protective, self-protective

38

hostile

antagonistic, malevolent, ill-disposed, surly

39

evil

wicked, sinister

40

frightening

menacing, intimidating

41

sneaky

furtive, sly, stealthy, surreptitious, secretive

42

displeased

discontented, malcontent, disgruntled, out of sorts, dyspeptic

43

sad

dejected, melancholic, downcast, grim-faced, chapfallen, hangdog, bowed, low, blue, crestfallen, dispirited, heavyhearted, depressed, despondent, glum, mopish, mopy, gloomy, disconsolate, inconsolable

44

humble

self-effacing

45

subservient

fawning, sycophantic, toadying, servile, obsequious, craven, slavish, cringing,

46

shy

timid, sheepish, mousy, diffident, uncertain, reticent, reluctant

47

lacking energy

enervated, lifeless effete, listless, leaden, sluggish

48

without liveliness or flair

stolid, lumpish, plodding

49

meek

docile, weak-kneed

50

cautious

wary, chary, hesitant, guarded, suspicious, gingerly, circumspect, leery

51

slow

lethargic, phlegmatic, sluggish, snail-like, ponderous, laggard, poky, lumbering

52

uneasy

restless, fidgety, fidgeting, fluttery, restive, nervous, unnerved, edgy, jittery, ill at ease

53

disturbed

discomposed, discomfited, troubled, bothered, disconcerted

54

quiet

reserved, subdued, retiring, unobtrusive, reclusive, withdrawn, conservative, self-contained, restrained

55

imperturbable

unflappable, unfazed, airy

56

impassive, cold

unfeeling, impervious, icy, affectless, impersonal, stone-like, unyielding

57

inexpressive

unforthcoming, reserved, uncommunicative, unresponsive, withdrawn

58

unyielding

unrelenting, uncompromising, implacable, unbending, unreachable, obstinate, stubborn, dogged, balky, contrary, mulish, recalcitrant, per-vivacious, inflexible, obdurate

59

unaware

unconscious, oblivious, unmindful, mindless, heedless

60

lost

absent, remote, distant, faraway

61

preoccupied

distracted, abstracted, absent-minded, distrait

62

dazed

stunned, numb, benumbed

63

puzzled

uncomprehending, bewildered, confounded, at sea, befuddled, perplexed

64

speechless

tongue-tied, mortified, paralyzed, dazed, stunned, dumbfounded, insensible, overcome, overwhelmed

65

businesslike

all business, officious, punctilious, conservative, bureaucratic, methodical, efficient

66

acting in an automatic way

perfunctory, matter-of-fact, rote, prescribed, mechanical,

67

abrupt

brusque, unmannerly, rude, curt, bluff, unceremonious, peremptory, giving short shrift

68

stiff

rigid, severe, strict, harsh

69

girlish

maidenly, virginal

70

manly

masculine, virile, manful

71

womanly

feminine, ladylike

72

effeminate

mincing, swishy, epicene

73

mannish

unladylike, masculine, butch

74

fatherly

paternal, patriarchal

75

motherly

maternal, matriarchal

76

like an uncle (offering affectionate guidance)

avuncular