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