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Synonyms for sombre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drab, sober, somber, sombre(adj)

    lacking brightness or color; dull

    "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

    sober, serious, melancholy, somber, dingy, drear, grim, gloomy, dismal, blue, dark, grave, drab, olive-drab, sedate, disconsolate, dreary, unplayful, solemn, sorry, sombre

    cheerful, colorful, colourful

  2. somber, sombre, melancholy(adj)

    grave or even gloomy in character

    "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"

    sombre, somber, drab, melancholy, melancholic, sober

    colourful, colorful, cheerful


  1. sombre(adjective)

    dismal, dire, melancholy, dreary

  2. sombre(adjective)

    Dark; gloomy.

    melancholy, dismal, dire, dreary

  3. sombre(adjective)

    Dull or dark in colour.

    melancholy, dreary, dismal, dire

  4. sombre(adjective)

    Melancholy; dismal.

    melancholy, dire, dismal, dreary

  5. sombre(adjective)


    dreary, melancholy, dire, dismal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sombre(a.)

    [Written also somber.] shady, dusky, cloudy, murky, dark, dull, darksome, rayless, sunless, unilluminated, obscure, dismal, sombrous, gloomy

  2. sombre(a.)

    melancholy, sad, mournful, doleful, lugubrious, funereal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

bleak, gloomy, dark, grim, dismal, pessimistic, somber, dusky

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