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Definition 1: a manner that is serious and solemn - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for somberness in the sense of this definition

(somberness is a kind of ...) the trait of being serious

"a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"

Definition 2: a feeling of melancholy apprehension - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for somberness in the sense of this definition

(somberness is a kind of ...) fearful expectation or anticipation

"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

(somberness is a kind of ...) a feeling of thoughtful sadness

Definition 3: a state of partial or total darkness - [noun denoting state]

Samples where somberness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he struck a match to dispel the gloom

Synonyms for somberness in the sense of this definition

(somberness is a kind of ...) partial darkness

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