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Synonyms of 'sombre'

(adjective) 
Definition
serious, sad, or gloomy
The pair were in sombre mood.
Synonyms
gloomy
He is gloomy about the fate of the economy.
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sad
The loss left me feeling sad and empty.
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grave
She could tell by his grave expression that something terrible had happened.
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dismal
You can't occupy yourself with dismal thoughts all the time.
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melancholy
It was at this time of day that I felt most melancholy.
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mournful
He looked mournful, even near to tears.
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lugubrious
He plays it so slowly that it becomes lugubrious.
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joyless
His work load had become so enormous that life seemed joyless.
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funereal
He addressed the group in funereal tones.
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doleful
He stared over his glasses with a doleful look.
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sepulchral
He made his way along the sepulchral corridors.
Opposites
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upbeat (informal)
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chirpy (informal)
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full of beans
(adjective) 
Definition
(of colour or clothes) dull or dark
a worried official in sombre black
Synonyms
dark
His endless chatter kept me from thinking dark thoughts.
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dull
It's always dull and raining.
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gloomy
Inside it's gloomy after all that sunshine.
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sober
He dresses in sober grey suits.
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drab
his drab little office
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of dismal
Definition
gloomy and depressing
You can't occupy yourself with dismal thoughts all the time.
in the sense of doleful
Definition
dreary or mournful
He stared over his glasses with a doleful look.
in the sense of drab
Definition
dull and dreary
his drab little office

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