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See definition of solemn on Dictionary.com
  • adj.quiet, serious
  • adj.impressive, sacred

synonyms for solemn

  • dignified
  • earnest
  • funereal
  • glum
  • intense
  • pensive
  • portentous
  • reflective
  • sedate
  • sober
  • somber
  • stern
  • thoughtful
  • weighty
  • austere
  • brooding
  • cold sober
  • deliberate
  • downbeat
  • grave
  • heavy
  • matter of life and death
  • moody
  • no fooling
  • no-nonsense
  • staid
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antonyms for solemn

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  • cheerful
  • excited
  • happy
  • ignorant
  • joyful
  • light
  • lively
  • thoughtless
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • unthoughtful
  • frivolous
  • funny
  • insignificant
  • laughing
  • ordinary
  • unimpressive
  • unsacred
  • usual
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How to use solemn in a sentence

It was an impromptu, solemn gesture to acknowledge racial inequalities in America.
HOW DO AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT THE ANTHEM AT SPORTING EVENTS? IT DEPENDS WHICH AMERICANS YOU ASK.MICHAEL LEE, SCOTT CLEMENT, EMILY GUSKINMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s an inherent goofiness to dog clothing that could seem disrespectful at solemn events, for instance, or professional workplaces.
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This, however, is Alison Lurie, who never confuses the serious with the solemn.
ALISON LURIE, PULITZER-WINNING NOVELIST OF MORDANT WIT AND BOUNDLESS EMPATHY, DIES AT 94PHOEBE CONNELLYDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
However solemn the content, the experience is like watching television.
MISS MANNERS: PEOPLE AT HOME ACTING AS THOUGH THEY’RE AT HOMEJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
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They were just about to celebrate tabagie, or a solemn feast, over his last farewell.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Please advise the surrender as soon as possible in order to give due and solemn publicity to the event.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The upraised hand, the potent silence, the solemn gaze of a hundred eyes was too much for the old man to bear.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He consented to the trial, receiving Planner's solemn promise that, in the event of failure, it should be the last.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SOLEMN

  • ascetic
  • astringent
  • cold
  • earnest
  • exacting
  • forbidding
  • formal
  • grave
  • grim
  • hard
  • harsh
  • inexorable
  • inflexible
  • obdurate
  • rigid
  • rigorous
  • serious
  • sober
  • solemn
  • somber
  • stern
  • stiff
  • strict
  • stringent
  • unfeeling
  • unrelenting
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