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Synonyms of 'solemn'

(adjective) 
Definition
serious or glum
His solemn little face broke into smiles.
Synonyms
serious
He's quite a serious person.
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earnest
Rupert was an earnest young man.
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grave
She could tell by his grave expression that something terrible had happened.
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sober
We are now far more sober and realistic.
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sedate
She took them to visit her sedate, elderly cousins.
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glum
What are you both looking so glum about?
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staid
a staid country doctor
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portentous
There was nothing portentous or solemn about him.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
marked by ceremony or formality
This is a solemn occasion.
Synonyms
formal
He wrote a very formal letter of apology.
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august
the august surroundings of the Liberal Club
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grand
She's too busy with her grand new friends to bother with us now.
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imposing
An imposing figure loomed over me.
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majestic
a majestic country home
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dignified
He conducted the interview in a dignified and professional manner.
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ceremonial
He represented the nation on ceremonial occasions.
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stately
Instead of moving at his usual stately pace, he was almost running.
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Opposites
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unceremonious
(adjective) 
a solemn religious ceremony
Synonyms
sacred
shrines and sacred places
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religious
They are both very religious.
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holy
The local people think of him as a holy man.
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hallowed
Their resting place is in hallowed ground.
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sanctified
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devotional
hymns and devotional songs
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reverential
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of august
Definition
dignified and imposing
the august surroundings of the Liberal Club
in the sense of ceremonial
Definition
of ceremony or ritual
He represented the nation on ceremonial occasions.
in the sense of ceremonious
Definition
excessively polite or formal

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