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Noun somberness has 3 senses
- gloom, somberness, sombreness - a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispell the gloom"
--1 is a kind of semidarkness
- gloom, gloominess, somberness - a feeling of melancholy apprehension
--2 is a kind of melancholy; apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread
- graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness - a manner that is serious and solemn
--3 is a kind of seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity
--3 has particulars: stodginess, stuffiness