lugubrious
[ loo-goo-bree-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from Latin lugubris (from lugere ‘mourn’) + -ous
Synonyms
  • mournful
  • sorrowful
Antonyms
  • cheerful
  • joyful
Definition
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
Example
This lugubrious work of art was set up in white marble after his death in St Paul's cathedral, where it may still be seen.
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