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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Definitions for lugubrious

  1. Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner.

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Citations for lugubrious
Oh yes, he says, and his lugubrious expression suggests that the loss afflicts him still. Mary Riddell, New Statesman
His patriarchy often seemed lugubrious; he would often have tears in his eyes when elucidating all my failings. Richard Elman, Namedropping: Mostly Literary Memoirs
Origin of lugubrious
1595-1605
Lugubrious comes from Latin lugubris, from lugere, to mourn.