lugubrious

[loo-goo-bree-uhs, -gyoo-]
adjective
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin lūgubri(s) mournful (akin to lūgēre to mourn) + -ous

lugubriously, adverb
lugubriousness, lugubriosity [luh-goo-bree-os-i-tee, -gyoo-] , noun
nonlugubrious, adjective
nonlugubriously, adverb
nonlugubriousness, noun
unlugubrious, adjective
unlugubriously, adverb
unlugubriousness, noun


sorrowful, melancholy.


cheerful.
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lugubrious (lʊˈɡuːbrɪəs)
 
adj
excessively mournful; doleful
 
[C17: from Latin lūgubris mournful, from lūgēre to grieve]
 
lu'gubriously
 
adv
 
lu'gubriousness
 
n

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lugubrious
c.1600, from L. lugubris "mournful, pertaining to mourning," from lugere "to mourn," from PIE base *leug- "to break, to cause pain" (cf. Gk. lygros "mournful, sad," Skt. rujati "breaks, torments," Lettish lauzit "to break the heart").
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Example sentences
At last the waxen image is again deposited in the church, and the same
  lugubrious chants echo anew.
Sarcastic, tired flippancy has stolen the place of the first, and lugubrious
  resentment has deposed the second.
The rest of the movie is even heavier and more lugubrious.
Nor does he succeed in making plausible this lugubrious soul-search of his town.
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