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lugubrious

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adjective lu·gu·bri·ous \lu̇-ˈgü-brē-əs also -ˈgyü-\

Simple Definition of lugubrious

  • : full of sadness or sorrow : very sad especially in an exaggerated or insincere way

Full Definition of lugubrious

  1. 1 :  mournful; especially :  exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful <dark, dramatic and lugubrious brooding — V. S. Pritchett>

  2. 2 :  dismal <a lugubrious landscape>

lu·gu·bri·ous·ly adverb
lu·gu·bri·ous·ness noun

Examples of lugubrious

  1. a comic actor known for his lugubrious manner

  2. <the diner's dim lighting makes eating there a particularly lugubrious experience>



Origin of lugubrious

Latin lugubris, from lugēre to mourn; akin to Greek lygros mournful


First Known Use: 1585

Rhymes with lugubrious



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