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1‘a solemn occasion’
dignified, ceremonious, ceremonial, stately, courtly, majestic, imposing, impressive, awe-inspiring, portentous, splendid, magnificent, grand, important, august, formal
2‘Tim looked very solemn’
serious, earnest, grave, sober, sombre, unsmiling, poker-faced, stern, grim, dour, humourless, glum, gloomy, moody, stony-faced
thoughtful, preoccupied, deep in thought, pensive, meditative, ruminative, contemplative, introspective
staid, sedate, studious, bookish, owlish
3‘a solemn promise’
sincere, earnest, honest, genuine, firm, committed, unconditional, heartfelt, wholehearted, sworn, formal
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