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solemn

adjective

1 solemn

Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises:
— A solemn promise.
— The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence.

synonyms: grave, sedate, sober.

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more

Roget 873: distinguished, distingue [Fr.], noted; of note etc. n.; honored etc. v.; popular; fashionable etc. 852.    ... show more

Roget 882: ostentatious, showy, dashing, pretentious; janty, jaunty; grand, pompous, palatial; high-sounding; turgid etc. (big-sounding) 577; ... show more

Roget 987: pious, religious, devout, devoted, reverent, godly, heavenly-minded, humble, pure, holy, spiritual, pietistic; saintly, saint-like; ... show more

Roget 990: worshipping etc. v.; devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn; fervid etc. (heartfelt) 821.   

Roget 535: asserting etc. v.; declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant [Fr.]; positive; certain etc. 474; express, ... show more

Roget 403: silent; still, stilly; noiseless, soundless; hushed etc. v.; mute etc. 581.    soft, solemn, awful, ... show more

Polish: solenny



2 solemn

Characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions:
— A film with a solemn social message.

synonyms: earnest, sincere.

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, admiring, adorant, adoring, apotheosizing, arid, aristocratic, august, awe-inspiring, awed, awesome, awestricken, awestruck, barren, believing, black, blah, blank ... show more.

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