solemn [-er, -est] adj

L. solennis, from soleo, to be accustomed, to use, that is, to hold on or continue.

  1. Annual; ceremonial; anniversary; yearly.
  2. Heavy; weighty; [fig.] grave; sepulchral; spectral.
  3. Holy; sacred; devout.
  4. Earnest; godly.
  5. Sedate; decelerating; slowed-down.
  6. Pious; sanctimonious.
  7. Magnificent; awesome; formidable.
  8. Reverent; [fig.] sentient.
  9. Serious; essential; crucial; important; significant; deep.
  10. Sober; stable; profound.
  11. Spiritual; divine; otherworldly; transcendental.
  12. Sincere; genuine.
  13. Legally-binding.
  14. Silent; quiet.
  15. Sad; gloomy.

solemn adv

see solemn, adj.

  1. Gracefully; sedately; piously.
  2. Calmly; steadily.