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"
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"
Deeply serious and somber.
Performed with great ceremony.
Gloomy or sombre.
Origin: From solemne, from solempne, from solennis and solempnis, from solemnis, from sollemnis, from sollus.
marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred
pertaining to a festival; festive; festal
stately; ceremonious; grand
fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness
real; earnest; downright
affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face
made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sol′em, adj. attended with religions ceremonies, pomp, or gravity, originally taking place every year, said esp. of religious ceremonies: impressing with seriousness: awful: devout: having the appearance of gravity: devotional: attended with an appeal to God, as an oath: serious: sober, gloomy, black.—n. Solemnisā′tion.—v.t. Sol′emnise, to perform religiously or solemnly once a year, or periodically: to celebrate with due rites: to render grave.—ns. Sol′emniser; Solem′nity, a solemn religious ceremony: a ceremony adapted to inspire with awe: reverence: seriousness: affected gravity.—adv. sol′emnly.—n. Sol′emnness. [O. Fr. solempne, solemne (Fr. solennel)—L. sollemnis, solennis—sollus, all, every, annus, a year.]
The numerical value of solemn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of solemn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of solemn in a Sentence
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
It's very solemn if you know the story of what happened there.
Everything has two sides -- the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them.
Solemn commitments, however, are not enough, even though they are a necessary step toward solutions.
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