luctiferous

adjective
luc·​tif·​er·​ous | \ (ˈ)lək¦tif(ə)rəs \

Definition of luctiferous

archaic
: bearing sorrow : mournful

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History and Etymology for luctiferous

Latin luctifer mournful (from luctus sorrow + -fer -ferous) + English -ous

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“Luctiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luctiferous. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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