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somberness

Noun

1 a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispell the gloom" [syn: gloom, sombreness]
2 a feeling of melancholy apprehension [syn: gloom, gloominess]
3 a manner that is serious and solemn [syn: graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness]

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Noun

somberness
  1. The property of being somber.
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