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SOLEMN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solemn mean? 

SOLEMN (adjective)
  The adjective SOLEMN has 2 senses:

1. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
2. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

  Familiarity information: SOLEMN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOLEMN (adjective)


Sense 1solemn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

Synonyms:

grave; solemn; sedate; sober

Context examples:

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

Similar:

serious (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities)


Sense 2solemn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

Synonyms:

earnest; sincere; solemn

Context examples:

both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate / an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant / a film with a solemn social message

Similar:

serious (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities)


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