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Synonyms for sombre

Synonyms for sombre

lacking brightness or color

grave or even gloomy in character

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It is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood," Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday.
David Collingwood, head of funeral operations at the Co-op, said: "We are increasingly seeing this trend of personalisation within funerals, to reflect the passions and interests that our loved ones had while they were alive, rather than being a strictly sombre occasion.
RELATIVES of 29 people murdered in the Omagh bomb have marked the anniversary of the atrocity with a sombre service.
But when Dorien spoils the sombre occasion by ungraciously crawling into a carriage on all fours, it's pure comedy Gold.
Speaking via Twitter and email, he said he had been left shaken and sombre by the events.
Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald says the figures make sombre reading and he has called on the Chancellor George Osborne to tackle the jobs crisis.
When the sexual practices of colonized subjects, Begum Sombre, David Dyce, or the "traditional" Bengali family--what might be classed as the general subjects of these books--come into view in the colonial record, it is often as evidence of debasement, backwardness, insanity, or orientalness, as if they were already fully known and justifiably disparaged.
Chief executive Bertie Armstrong said the deal "resulted in a sombre picture for the Scottish fleet".
The translator's choice of title, Fences in Breathing, for Nicole Brossard's book La capture du sombre, makes the original French text and the English touch obliquely, perfectly.
INSPIRED by the murder of 15-year-old Kriss Donald in 2004, Flowers And Football Tops is a suitably sombre affair, with Glasvegas' take on Spector's Wall Of Sound and James Allan's defiant Scottish accent never more effective.
In her message she said: "Christmas is a time for celebration, but this year it is a more sombre occasion for many.
The 82-year-old sovereign said: "Christmas is a time for celebration, but this year it is a more sombre occasion for many.
Special church services will be held in Portugal and Britain to mark the sombre anniversary.
Clad in a sombre skin of folded, pre-weathered zinc, the house is a set of simple, orthogonal volumes that could, from a distance, be easily taken for some kind of barn or outhouse.
Officially they are offering a tequila cocktail reception followed by a three-course meal but actually they are hoping you will provide a gringo's eye view and help solve the mysterious happenings at the Sombre Sombrero cantina.