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Synonyms for solemn
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grave, sedate, sober, solemn(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    frivolous

  2. earnest, sincere, solemn(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    frivolous

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solemn

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. a big promise, a big promise

    i solemn you will not get hurt

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. solemn(a.)

    Synonyms:
    formal, ritual, ceremonial

  2. solemn(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sacred, religious, devout, reverential, devotional

  3. solemn(a.)

    Synonyms:
    serious, grave, sober

  4. solemn(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. solemn(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "solemn":

    solemnly, formal, statutory, official, ceremonial, stern

How to pronounce solemn?

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Veena
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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5770statutory
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#6716impressive
#6918terrible
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#10536stern
#11822ritual
#12244terrific
#13306majestic
#14061shocking
#15441sincere
#15704imposing
#16120dire
#17693earnest
#19532sober
#19676dread
#22989fearful
#23144alarming
#23190dreadful
#23579devotional
#24854solemn
#25110ceremonial
#26755stately
#27040heartfelt
#29891appalling
#36092devout
#37696solemnly
#40529grievous
#43052drab
#47762somber
#48375weighty
#54515frightful
#59538sombre
#68220staid
#73655sedate
#99694businesslike
#129078portentous
#139973reverential

How to use solemn in a sentence?

  1. Eileen Decker:

    We have made a solemn commitment to the victims and their families that we will leave no stone unturned as we gather as much information and evidence as possible, these victims and families deserve nothing less.

  2. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    It's a time for prayers, action and the asking of God's forgiveness for our inaction( especially the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing).

  3. Barack Obama:

    Today, with solemn gratitude, we recall the sacrifice of all who served during World War Two, especially those who gave their last full measure of devotion and the families they left behind.

  4. Secretary McDonald preposterous statement:

    This is a solemn duty that we take seriously, we know that Veterans are still waiting too long for care. In our effort to determine how we can better meet Veterans ’ needs, knowing that their satisfaction is our most important measure, we have heard them tell us that wait times alone are not the only indication of their experience with VA and that’s why we must transform the way we do business.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    Too many families in too many communities have been forced to endure the daily horror of gun violence. Enough is enough. The Republican Senate's continued inaction dishonors our solemn duty to protect innocent men, women and children and end this epidemic once and for all.


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