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Synonyms for somber

full of or marked by dignity and seriousness

Synonyms for somber

lacking brightness or color

grave or even gloomy in character

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On Friday, Copts marked a somber Christmas under strong police protection, in the aftermath of the bombing.
Wilson reviews displays in the exhibit hall at the 2004 National Convention; Retired Major League Umpire Larry Barnett, welcomes a group of young fans during an autograph session at the convention; and the somber dignity of an empty table at the National Convention Memorial Service awaits the traditional POW/MIA Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony.
In stark contrast, somber but hopeful scientists with the European Space Agency haven't yet heard from their Beagle 2 lander, which dropped to the Martian surface on Dec.
Backlit by morning sunshine, an American flag waves in the breeze above a porch in Coburg as patriotism sprouts like spring bulbs, offering a somber but poignant reminder of coalition troops fighting in the war in Iraq.
The mood at the site was somber and the work was difficult, the contractors noted at the time.
Woodson's taut, somber novel examines complex themes that young people deal with every day: identity, racism, class and moral obligation.
The 91st Anniversary of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York was celebrated at a rather somber and respectful Dinner Dance this year.
The mood is usually somber, though "My Father and Ring Bologna" recalls a tender moment between father and child, but it is followed immediately by "Kids":
Levity to the otherwise somber event came from protesters: college students in front of the New Orleans convention center with signs proclaiming "The IDB Eats Babies," three activists carrying a "Shut Down the Bank" banner and chanting "Forty Years is Enough!" before they were escorted out by police during the inaugural session and a press conference by non-governmental organization leaders complaining that IDB investments "promote corporate interests at the expense of local people and the environment."
We have plenty of proof that Norman Rockwell was only too happy to shed his somber mood of winter and don the colorful ideas inspired by the month of April.
The weekend debate was civil and somber, always serious and often eloquent." Certainly, in the Senate, it was somber, serious, and eloquent.
Seed captures the chilly somber tone of a tired veteran flier who has seen too much of war and killing.
The somber but bright illustrations somehow capture the atmosphere of mystical joy, sadness, and overall acceptance of the duality of life that is so prevalent in the poems.
There are moments of ecstatic joy, but they are grounded by equally beautiful yet somber sections.
This is Jaar at his best: politically radical yet contemplative, somber, and personal.