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synonyms for somber

  • bleak
  • dark
  • dull
  • earnest
  • funereal
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • sedate
  • serious
  • sober
  • solemn
  • weighty
  • black
  • blue
  • caliginous
  • cloudy
  • depressive
  • dim
  • dingy
  • dire
  • dismal
  • dispiriting
  • doleful
  • down
  • drab
  • dragged
  • dreary
  • dusky
  • grave
  • hurting
  • joyless
  • lugubrious
  • murky
  • no-nonsense
  • obscure
  • sepulchral
  • shadowy
  • shady
  • sourpuss
  • staid
  • tenebrous
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antonyms for somber

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • encouraging
  • excited
  • flippant
  • funny
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • light
  • lively
  • luminous
  • sunny
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • vivacious
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How to use somber in a sentence

You’d expect that people who’ve endured the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge would be somber.
‘AFTERPARTIES’ IS THE BOOK OF THE SUMMERKATHI WOLFEAUGUST 13, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
A moving and somber opening ceremony ended with the traditional lighting of the Olympic cauldron—a prestigious honor that is typically given to a former athlete from the host country or a person who represents Olympic values.
NAOMI OSAKA WAS A MEANINGFUL PICK TO LIGHT THE OLYMPIC CAULDRONANNABELLE TIMSITJULY 23, 2021QUARTZ
Back in 1948, in bombed-out London, the Games were even more somber.
THREE YEARS AFTER WWII ENDED, JAPAN WAS STILL TECHNICALLY AN ENEMY — AND BANNED FROM THE LONDON GAMESMICHAEL ROSENWALDJULY 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Unfortunately, our recent breakfasts have been much more somber.
MY HOME COUNTRY HAS AN EXCELLENT VACCINATION TRACK RECORD. WHAT IT DOESN'T HAVE IS VACCINESPRABAL GURUNGJUNE 16, 2021TIME
While this is a somber anniversary that we must honor and remember the tragedy, it is also a time to reflect on what our community has accomplished as a result of this horrific event.
OPINION | PULSE SHOWS THAT OUT OF TRAGEDY, THERE CAN BE TRIUMPHJASON LINDSAYJUNE 13, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
We didn’t have to give direction in the parts of our story that were somber or difficult.
THE LASTING IMPACT OF ‘HIGH ON THE HOG’MONICA BURTONJUNE 10, 2021EATER
The players’ somber reaction to the injury seemed so respectful, so right.
IT’S ‘THE CODE’ OF THE NHL, AND IT HAS NO CURE FOR STUPIDKEN DRYDENMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One week after the January 6th riot at the Capitol, the group held a Zoom reunion, which was somber and too short, but better than nothing at all.
WE NEED MORE 'GOOD CONFLICT' IN OUR LIVES. HERE'S HOW IT WORKSAMANDA RIPLEYAPRIL 17, 2021TIME
Ruth and Jean Jacques and extended family members gathered round the newborn as a musician played soft and somber notes on a guitar.
SHE CAN’T SUE HER DOCTOR OVER HER BABY’S DEATH. WHEN SHE SPOKE OUT, SHE WAS SILENCED AGAIN.BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER AND DANIEL CHANG, MIAMI HERALDAPRIL 9, 2021PROPUBLICA
At a somber press conference in Brasilia, the first event where he has worn a mask in more than a month, Bolsonaro signed into law three new measures designed to speed up the purchase of vaccines.
BRAZIL'S BOLSONARO DENIED COVID-19 WAS A PROBLEM. NOW HE'S EMBRACING VACCINES. HERE'S WHAT CHANGEDCIARA NUGENTMARCH 12, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO SOMBER

  • 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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