somberness

Definitions of somberness
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n a state of partial or total darkness

Synonyms:
gloom, sombreness
Type of:
semidarkness
partial darkness

n a feeling of melancholy apprehension

Synonyms:
gloom, gloominess, sombreness
Type of:
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread
fearful expectation or anticipation
melancholy
a feeling of thoughtful sadness

n a manner that is serious and solemn

Synonyms:
graveness, gravity, soberness, sobriety, sombreness
Types:
stodginess, stuffiness
dull and pompous gravity
Type of:
earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity
the trait of being serious

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