Antonyms of exuberance :
Examples of usage:
He possessed an old man's wisdom and a boy's exuberance of spirits. "The Puppet Crown", Harold MacGrath.
They were indeed a husky group, red- cheeked, high- spirited, and happy; their chatter, as she well knew, was nothing more than the normal exuberance of childhood. "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
A midshipman was a being who traditionally had little but the exuberance of his spirits to make up for the discomforts of his lot. "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.