lugubrious


lu·gu·bri·ous

adjective \l-ˈgü-brē-əs also -ˈgyü-\

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

Full Definition of LUGUBRIOUS

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