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English adjective: solemn

1. solemn dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

SamplesA grave God-fearing man.
A quiet sedate nature.
As sober as a judge.
A solemn promise.
The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence.

Synonymsgrave, sedate, sober



2. solemn characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

SamplesBoth sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
An entirely sincere and cruel tyrant.
A film with a solemn social message.

Synonymsearnest, sincere



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