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Synonyms
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Meaning:
austere

(of a person, behaviour) severely moral and strict

severe in manner

black

without colour or lights

dark, inky

broody

(of a hen) wanting to brood

gloomy

charcoal

a black substance made by burning wood slowly in an oven with little air, used as fuel, for drawing etc

dark, inky

cheerless

gloomy, miserable

depressing, unhappy

dark

having no or very little light

lack of light

dignified

having or showing dignity

honorable

dingy

dirty looking; not fresh or pleasant

soiled, tacky

disconsolate

very unhappy and without hope because of the loss of a person or thing

depressed, unhappy

dismal

sad, gloomy; miserable

bleak, dreary, gloomy

doleful

sad, depressed

depressing

drab

dull; uninteresting

dull, colorless

dreary

dull; uninteresting; gloomy

gloomy, lifeless

funereal

suitable for a funeral; sad and gloomy

depressing

gloomy

dark, until; giving very little happiness, hope

dark, black

granite

a kind of hard, grey stone, used for building

muted silver in color

grave

serious; very sad and disappointing; (a place with) a hole dug in the ground for a dead body

serious; gloomy

gray

(US) = grey

silver

grey

(of) the colour between black and white, coloured like ashes

silver

grim

serious and severe; determined

hopeless, horrible in manner, appearance

heather

a low shrub with small purple, pink or white flowers

silver

melancholy

sad(ness), especially often or for long periods

depressed, sad

morbid

having, showing, an interest in horrible, unhealthy or depressing thing

gloomy, nasty, sickly

murky

dark; gloomy

gloomy, obscure

overcast

(of the sky) darkened by clouds

cloudy, darkened

overclouded

covered with clouds or shadows

dark, black

oyster

a kind of shellfish used as food, usually eaten uncooked

silver

sable

(the fur from) a kind of small animal with a bushy tail

very dark in color

sad

unhappy; causing unhappy feelings; bad

unhappy, depressed

sedate

(of a person, behaviour) calm; serious; to give (a person) sedative

calm, collected

solemn

serious and sincere; done formally and with ceremony; serious and not smiling

quiet, serious

staid

(of a person, appearance, behaviour etc) conservative, quiet and serious

restrained, set

starless

no stars to be seen

dark, inky

sullen

silent and angry; dark and gloomy

brooding, upset

unappealing

not attractive or interesting

not appealing

SOMBER as in Wiktionary
SOMBER as in Wikipedia