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  • as inlackluster
  • as inmournful
  • as inblack
  • as inblack
  • as inonyx
  • as inpitch-black
  • as inpitchy

synonyms for sombre

  • boring
  • flat
  • ho-hum
  • muted
  • uninspired
  • blah
  • blind
  • colorless
  • dark
  • dead
  • dim
  • drab
  • draggy
  • dry
  • laid-back
  • leaden
  • lusterless
  • matte
  • nothing
  • obscure
  • pabulum
  • prosaic
  • unimaginative
  • vanilla
  • vapid
  • zero
  • jet
  • slate
  • onyx
  • coal
  • sable
  • pitch
  • brunet
  • ebony
  • clouded
  • dingy
  • dusky
  • livid
  • murky
  • shadowy
  • somber
  • sooty
  • swarthy
  • charcoal
  • sloe
  • obsidian
  • raven
  • atramentous
  • ebon
  • inklike
  • melanoid
  • piceous
  • pitch-dark
  • starless
  • stygian
  • swart
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antonyms for sombre

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  • bright
  • enthusiastic
  • lively
  • shining
  • shiny
  • spirited
  • happy
  • joyful
  • cheerful
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      How to use sombre in a sentence

      His eyes became more sombre, looked suddenly as if even their material weight must have increased.
      BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
      The more his kind wife exerted herself to comfort him, the more obstinately he persisted in maintaining his own sombre views.
      THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
      In quiet shade the sombre valley lay,While all the little hills around were clothedWith the soft lustre of the dewy moon.
      THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
      Thick clouds of smoke overcast the sky, shrouding the morning with sombre gray.
      PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
      If you can stand a few hours of talk from an old smacksman you may hear a sombre litany of horror.
      THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
      The severe atmosphere of that sombre apartment, wherein sat the chief of the police of the Republic, was depressing.
      THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
      "The Church is very just," the priest answered him, more sternly still, a holy wrath kindling his sombre eyes.
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
      It is a picture of tragic grandeur, painted in sombre and magisterial colours on the fiery vault of hell.
      CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
      Mr. Sombre formed a regiment of native troops, which, after they were well trained, he offered to the emperor.
      A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
      There is no real difference between natural religion and the most sombre and servile superstition.
      SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
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      WORDS RELATED TO SOMBRE

      • atrocious
      • bleak
      • depressing
      • depressive
      • dismal
      • dispiriting
      • distressing
      • doleful
      • dreary
      • foreboding
      • funereal
      • gloomy
      • horrible
      • lugubrious
      • mournful
      • ominous
      • oppressive
      • sad
      • sinister
      • sombre
      • threatening
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