Formal solemn

  • 1 solemn — sol|emn [ˈsɔləm US ˈsa: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: solemne, from Latin solemnis ceremonial, formal, solemn ] 1.) very serious and not happy, for example because something bad has happened or because you are at an important… …

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  • 2 formal — FORMÁL, Ă, formali, e, adj. 1. Privitor la formă, care ţine de formă, de aparenţă. ♦ (Adverbial) în aparenţă. 2. Formulat precis; categoric, expres. 3. Pătruns de formalism; făcut de formă (7). 4. (Despre unele acte juridice) Care necesită… …

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  • 3 Solemn — Sol emn, a. [OE. solempne, OF. solempne, L. solemnis, solennis, sollemnis, sollennis; sollus all, entire + annus a year; properly, that takes place every year; used especially of religious solemnities. Cf. {Silly}, {Annual}.] 1. Marked with… …

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  • 4 Solemn League and Covenant — Solemn Sol emn, a. [OE. solempne, OF. solempne, L. solemnis, solennis, sollemnis, sollennis; sollus all, entire + annus a year; properly, that takes place every year; used especially of religious solemnities. Cf. {Silly}, {Annual}.] 1. Marked… …

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  • 5 solemn — SOLÉMN, Ă, solemni, e, adj. (Adesea adverbial) 1. Care are loc după un anumit ceremonial; cu fast, sărbătoresc. 2. Important; grav, serios. ♦ Desăvârşit; intens, profund. ♦ Sfânt, sacru. ♦ Măreţ, grandios, maiestuos. 3. (Despre acte juridice)… …

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  • 6 solemn — [säl′əm] adj. [ME solemne < OFr < L sollemnis, sollennis, yearly, annual, hence religious, solemn (from assoc. with annual religious festivals) < sollus, all, entire < Oscan, akin to L salvus (see SAFE) + ? annus, year] 1. a) observed …

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  • 7 solemn — I adjective august, awe inspiring, awesome, ceremonial, ceremonious, devotional, devout, earnest, formal, funereal, gloomy, grave, gravis, grim, hallowed, holy, imposing, impressive, majestic, meditative, mirthless, mournful, pensive, quiet,… …

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  • 8 formal — for·mal adj 1: relating to or involving outward form, structure, or arrangement rather than content a formal defect in the pleadings 2: requiring special or established solemnities or formalities esp. in order to be effective or valid under the… …

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  • 9 solemn — [adj1] quiet, serious austere, brooding, cold sober*, deliberate, dignified, downbeat, earnest, funereal, glum, grave, heavy, intense, matter of life and death*, moody, no fooling*, no nonsense*, pensive, portentous, reflective, sedate, sober,… …

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  • 10 formal — [adj1] established, orderly academic, approved, ceremonial, ceremonialistic, ceremonious, confirmed, conventional, decorous, directed, explicit, express, fixed, formalistic, lawful, legal, methodical, official, precise, prescribed, pro forma,… …

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  • 11 solemn — late 13c., from O.Fr. solempne (Fr. solennel), from L. sollemnis formal, ceremonial, traditional, perhaps related to sollus whole (see SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.) …

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  • 12 solemn — 1 *ceremonial, ceremonious, formal, conventional Analogous words: liturgical, ritualistic (see corresponding nouns at FORM): *full, complete, plenary: imposing, august, majestic, magnificent (see GRAND) 2 *serious, grave, somber, sedate, earnest …

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  • 13 solemn — ► ADJECTIVE 1) formal and dignified. 2) not cheerful; serious. 3) deeply sincere. DERIVATIVES solemnly adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «associated with religious rites»: from Latin sollemnis customary, celebrated at a fixed date …

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  • 14 formal — conventional, ceremonious, *ceremonial, solemn Analogous words: systematic, methodical, *orderly, regular: *decorous, proper, seemly Antonyms: informal …

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  • 15 solemn — solemnly, adv. solemnness, n. /sol euhm/, adj. 1. grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood: solemn remarks. 2. gravely or somberly impressive; causing serious thoughts or a grave mood: solemn music. 3. serious or… …

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  • 16 solemn — adj. 1 serious and dignified (a solemn occasion). 2 formal; accompanied by ceremony (a solemn oath). 3 mysteriously impressive. 4 (of a person) serious or cheerless in manner (looks rather solemn). 5 full of importance; weighty (a solemn warning) …

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  • 17 solemn — sol•emn [[t]ˈsɒl əm[/t]] adj. 1) grave; mirthless: solemn remarks[/ex] 2) somberly sedate or profound: solemn music[/ex] 3) serious; earnest: solemn assurances[/ex] 4) of a formal or ceremonious character: a solemn occasion[/ex] 5) made in due… …

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  • 18 solemn — [[t]sɒ̱ləm[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is solemn is very serious rather than cheerful or humorous. His solemn little face broke into smiles... He looked solemn. Syn: serious, sombre Derived words: solemnly ADV GRADED ADV with v …

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  • 19 solemn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. awesome, impressive; grave, serious, dignified; sober; formal, ceremonious; reverent, ritualistic. See importance, dejection, piety, ostentation.Ant., light[weight], flippant. II (Roget s IV) modif …

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  • 20 formal — adjective 1) a formal dinner Syn: ceremonial, ceremonious, ritualistic, ritual, conventional, traditional; stately, courtly, solemn, dignified; elaborate, ornate, dressy; black tie Ant …

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