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Meaning of LUGUBRIOUS

Pronunciation:  lû'goobreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  excessively mournful
 

LUGUBRIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: sorrowful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lu*gu"bri*ous\, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to
mourn; cf. Gr. ? sad, Skr. ruj to break.]
Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly;
doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious
look.

      Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious
      emblems of mortality.                    --Hawthorne.
-- {Lu*gu"bri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Lu*gu"bri*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggrieved, anguished, black, bleak, careworn, cheerless, depressant, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, doleful, dolorous, dour, dreary, dumb with grief, glum, griefful, grief-stricken, grieved, grievous, in grief, joyless, lamentable, morose, mournful, oppressive, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, rueful, saturnine, somber, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing, sullen, tearful, woeful
 

 

 

 

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