lugubriousness

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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