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Synonyms for solemn
ˈsɒl əmsolemn

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solemn

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    alarming, appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, shocking, stately, terrible, terrific

    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solemn

    sacred, formal, devotional, reverential, ritual, ceremonial, impressive, religious, grave, serious

    profane, undevotional, secular, light, gay, trivial, unceremonial, informal, unsolemn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grave, sedate, sober, solemnadjective

    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

    severe, sober, serious, somber, earnest, sincere, dangerous, staid, unplayful, weighty, grave, grievous, drab, sedate, life-threatening, heavy, sombre


  2. earnest, sincere, solemnadjective

    characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

    "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film with a solemn social message"

    dear, heartfelt, businesslike, sincere, grave, sedate, earnest, sober, devout


Editors Contribution

  1. a big promise

    i solemn you will not get hurt

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. solemnadjective

    formal, ritual, ceremonial

  2. solemnadjective

    sacred, religious, devout, reverential, devotional

  3. solemnadjective

    serious, grave, sober

  4. solemnadjective

    awful, august, venerable, imposing, grand, stately, majestic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. solemnadjective

    serious, sober, grave, impressive, awe-inspiring, august, majestic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "solemn":

    solemnly, formal, statutory, official, ceremonial, stern

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How to use solemn in a sentence?

  1. Brian Hargis:

    REJOICE AND CELEBRATE! today is NOT a ‘tragic error’ nor a ‘very solemn moment for the United States.’ We should not condemn the Supreme Court to Hell as Maxine Waters did today.

  2. The House:

    Today is a solemn and sad day, for the third time in a little over a century half, The House has voted articles of impeachment against the President, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House will act expeditiously.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We search for our shrine so we can joyfully gaze upon it. Sadly, when we arrive at the solemn place, there is nothing to see.

  4. Roz Rothstein:

    It's a shame that people of malicious intent would mark such a solemn day with hate. What they don't realize is that these kinds of attacks against the Jewish people will only serve to make us stronger. We are confident that the DC police department will do all it can to find the perpetrator(s).

  5. Mohagher Iqbal:

    We have made a solemn vow to fight terrorism, it has no place in Islam ... to tag MILF as terrorist group is unfair.

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