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Adjective
Of a serious or important nature or consequence
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“The former is naturally dictated by the solemn nature of the subjects of discussion, as well as by the dignity of the ministerial office.”
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Serious, thoughtful or earnest in appearance
“He is readily distinguishable from the laity by his taciturnity, his grave and solemn countenance, his dignified step, and his circumspection.”
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Absorbed in thought
“Joseph did not reply but instead sat in a very solemn manner while considering his options.”
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Formal and dignified in nature
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“The award was received by Juan-Miguel Villar Mir, President of the OHL Group, during a solemn ceremony in Madrid.”
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Sacred, or having a spiritual element
“Each year, St. James Cathedral commemorates the Feast of All Souls with a solemn Mass for the dead.”
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Characterized by deep sincerity
“Those entering a civil partnership will not do so lightly, and are making a solemn commitment of partnership and mutual support.”
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“The palace had been quiet all day, with the returning courtiers still sunk deeply in the solemn mood of the funeral.”
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Impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
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“Built between 1783 and 1786, the church appears as a solemn monument, standing out due to its narrow front in the Baroque style.”
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Severe or strict in manner or attitude
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Pertaining to liturgy
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Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress
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Causing distress or emotional turmoil
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Showing respect or reverence
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Resembling or characteristic of an owl
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Calm, dignified, and unhurried
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(of language) Associated with literary works or other formal writing
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Self-disciplined or ascetic
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Having a slow, regular rhythm
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Shy and fond of being on one's own
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Involving or characterized by scholarship
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Expressing something forcibly and clearly
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In accordance with the truth, facts or standards
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Signifying or carrying a special meaning
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