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solemn

sol·emn

solemn

 
pronunciation:
sa lm
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serious in appearance, sound, or mood.
The solemn guests left the funeral.She was always in a solemn mood when she was tired.
synonyms:
earnest, grave, serious, sober
antonyms:
lighthearted
similar words:
austere, gloomy, grim, reserved, somber, stern, thoughtful
definition 2: deeply sincere because of religious character.
Martin made a solemn promise to become a monk if he survived the storm.
synonyms:
earnest
antonyms:
insincere
similar words:
genuine, grave, holy, sacred, serious, sincere, steadfast, true
derivations: solemnly (adv.), solemnness (n.)
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