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somber

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som=ber

CIDE DICTIONARY

sombera. [F. sombre; cf. Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See Umbrage.].
  •  Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.  [1913 Webster]
    "The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short."  [1913 Webster]
somberv. t. 
     To make somber, or dark; to make shady.  [1913 Webster]
sombern. 
     Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness.  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

somber

Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Quaker-colored, Stygian, acier, apocalyptic, ashen, ashy, bad, baleful, baneful, black, blackish, bleak, bodeful, boding, caliginous, canescent, cinereous, cinerous, clouded, cloudy, creamy, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dark and gloomy, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, dead, deadened, decorous, delicate, demure, depressing, depressive, dim, dingy, dire, dismal, dispiriting, doomful, dove-colored, dove-gray, drab, drear, drearisome, dreary, dull, dusk, dusky, dusty, earnest, eggshell, evil, evil-starred, fateful, flat, foreboding, formal, frowning, funebrial, funereal, glaucescent, glaucous, gloomful, glooming, gloomy, gloss, grave, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-lighted, ill-lit, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, iridescent, iron-gray, lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, lifeless, light, livid, long-faced, lowering, lusterless, mat, mellow, menacing, mother-of-pearl, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, murky, nacreous, nigrescent, no-nonsense, obscure, of evil portent, ominous, opalescent, overcast, pale, pastel, patinaed, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, portending, portentous, quiet, sad, saturnine, sedate, semigloss, serious, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, simple, sinister, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, solemn, sombrous, staid, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, stone-faced, stormy, straight-faced, subdued, subtle, swart, swarthy, sweet, taupe, tender, tenebrous, thoughtful, threatening, triste, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, unsmiling, untoward, wan, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty

ROGET THESAURUS

somber

Dejection

N dejection, dejectedness, depression, prosternation, lowness of spirits, depression of spirits, weight on the spirits, oppression on the spirits, damp on the spirits, low spirits, bad spirits, drooping spirits, depressed spirits, heart sinking, heaviness of heart, failure of heart, heaviness, infestivity, gloom, weariness, taedium vitae, disgust of life, mal du pays, anhedonia, melancholy, sadness, il penseroso, melancholia, dismals, blues, lachrymals, mumps, dumps, blue devils, doldrums, vapors, megrims, spleen, horrors, hypochondriasis, pessimism, la maladie sans maladie, despondency, slough of Despond, disconsolateness, hope deferred, blank despondency, voiceless woe, prostration of soul, broken heart, despair, cave of despair, cave of Trophonius demureness, gravity, solemnity, long face, grave face, hypochondriac, seek sorrow, self-tormentor, heautontimorumenos, malade imaginaire, medecin tant pis, croaker, pessimist, mope, mopus, affliction, sorry sight, memento mori, damper, wet blanket, Job's comforter, cheerless, joyless, spiritless, uncheerful, uncheery, unlively, unhappy, melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, gloomy, triste, clouded, murky, lowering, frowning, lugubrious, funereal, mournful, lamentable, dreadful, dreary, flat, dull, dull as a beetle, dull as ditchwater, depressing, melancholy as a gib cat, oppressed with melancholy, a prey to melancholy, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, down in one's luck, heavy-hearted, in the dumps, down in the dumps, in the suds, in the sulks, in the doldrums, in doleful dumps, in bad humor, sullen, mumpish, dumpish, mopish, moping, moody, glum, sulky, out of sorts, out of humor, out of heart, out of spirits, ill at ease, low spirited, in low spirits, a cup too low, weary, discouraged, disheartened, desponding, chapfallen, chopfallen, jaw fallen, crest fallen, sad, pensive, penseroso, tristful, dolesome, doleful, woebegone, lacrymose, lachrymose, in tears, melancholic, hypped, hypochondriacal, bilious, jaundiced, atrabilious, saturnine, splenetic, lackadaisical, serious, sedate, staid, stayed, grave as a judge, grave as an undertaker, grave as a mustard pot, sober, sober as a judge, solemn, demure, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, rueful, wan, long-faced, disconsolate, unconsolable, inconsolable, forlorn, comfortless, desolate, desole, sick at heart, soul sick, heart sick, au desespoir, in despair, lost, overcome, broken down, borne down, bowed down, heartstricken, cut up, dashed, sunk, unnerved, unmanned, down fallen, downtrodden, broken-hearted, careworn, with a long face, with tears in one's eyes, sadly, the countenance falling, the heart failing, the heart sinking within one, a plague of sighing and grief, thick-ey'd musing and curs'd melancholy, the sickening pang of hope deferred.

Darkness

N darkness, absence of light, blackness, obscurity, gloom, murk, dusk, Cimmerian darkness, Stygian darkness, Egyptian darkness, night, midnight, dead of night, witching hour of night, witching time of night, blind man's holiday, darkness visible, darkness that can be felt, palpable obscure, Erebus, the jaws of darkness, sablevested night, shade, shadow, umbra, penumbra, sciagraphy, obscuration, occultation, adumbration, obumbration, obtenebration, offuscation, caligation, extinction, eclipse, total eclipse, gathering of the clouds, shading, distribution of shade, chiaroscuro, noctivagation, black body, hohlraum, black hole, dark star, dark matter, cold dark matter, dark, darksome, darkling, obscure, tenebrious, sombrous, pitch dark, pitchy, pitch black, caliginous, black, sunless, lightless &c (sun) (light), somber, dusky, unilluminated &c (illuminate), nocturnal, dingy, lurid, gloomy, murky, murksome, shady, umbrageous, overcast, cloudy, darkened, dark as pitch, dark as a pit, dark as Erebus, benighted, noctivagant, noctivagous, in the dark, in the shade, brief as the lightning in the collied night, eldest Night and Chaos, ancestors of Nature, the blackness of the noonday night, the prayer of Ajax was for light.

Blackness

VB be black, render black, blacken, infuscate, denigrate, blot, blotch, smutch, smirch, darken, black, sable, swarthy, somber, dark, inky, ebony, ebon, atramentous, jetty, coal-black, jet-black, fuliginous, pitchy, sooty, swart, dusky, dingy, murky, Ethiopic, low-toned, low in tone, of the deepest dye, black as jet, black as my hat, black as a shoe, black as a tinker's pot, black as November, black as thunder, black as midnight, nocturnal, nigrescent, gray, obscure.

Gray

N gray, neutral tint, silver, pepper and salt, chiaroscuro, grisaille, Payne's gray, black, gray, grey, iron-gray, dun, drab, dingy, leaden, livid, somber, sad, pearly, russet, roan, calcareous, limy, favillous, silver, silvery, silvered, ashen, ashy, cinereous, cineritious, grizzly, grizzled, slate-colored, stone-colored, mouse-colored, ash-colored, cool.


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