- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. mournful, doleful, dejected. See dejection. Ant., cheerful.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. dismal, mournful, pensive; see sad 2 .III(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Full of or expressive of sorrow: doleful, dolorous, mournful, plaintive, rueful, sad, sorrowful, woebegone, woeful. See HAPPY.
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Lugubrious — Lu*gu bri*ous, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro s sad, Skr. ruj to break.] Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look. [1913 Webster]… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lugubrious — I adjective cheerless, crestfallen, dark, dejected, depressing, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dismal, dispirited, doleful, dolorous, downcast, dreary, elegiac, flebilis, forbidding, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, grieving … Law dictionary
lugubrious — c.1600, from L. lugubris mournful, pertaining to mourning, from lugere to mourn, from PIE root *leug to break; to cause pain (Cf. Gk. lygros mournful, sad, Skt. rujati breaks, torments, Lettish lauzit to break the heart ). Related: Lugubriously;… … Etymology dictionary
lugubrious — doleful, dolorous, *melancholy, rueful, plaintive Analogous words: depressing, oppressing or oppressive (see corresponding verbs at DEPRESS): sorrowful, woeful (see corresponding nouns at SORROW): gloomy, saturnine, dour, morose, glum, *sullen… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
lugubrious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ mournful; sad and dismal. DERIVATIVES lugubriously adverb lugubriousness noun. ORIGIN Latin lugubris, from lugere mourn … English terms dictionary
lugubrious — [lə go͞o′brē əs, ləgyo͞o′brē əs] adj. [L lugubris < lugere, to mourn (< IE base * leuğ , *leug , to break > Welsh llwyth, burden) + OUS] very sad or mournful, esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous lugubriously adv.… … English World dictionary
lugubrious — [[t]luːgu͟ːbriəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone or something is lugubrious, you mean that they are sad rather than lively or cheerful. [LITERARY] ...a tall, thin man with a long and lugubrious face... He plays some passages so slowly… … English dictionary
lugubrious — adjective Etymology: Latin lugubris, from lugēre to mourn; akin to Greek lygros mournful Date: 1585 1. mournful; especially exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful < dark, dramatic and lugubrious brooding V. S. Pritchett > 2. dismal < a lugubrious… … New Collegiate Dictionary
lugubrious — adjective lugubrious hymns their lugubrious aunt Syn: mournful, gloomy, sad, unhappy, doleful, glum, melancholy, woeful, miserable, woebegone, forlorn, somber, solemn, serious, sorrowful, morose, dour … Thesaurus of popular words
lugubrious — lugubriously, adv. lugubriousness, lugubriosity /leuh gooh bree os i tee, gyooh /, n. /loo gooh bree euhs, gyooh /, adj. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love. [1595… … Universalium
lugubrious — adjective /ləˈɡuːbriəs/ gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree. The poor lighting and sparse maintenance, plus the rarefied traffic on its wide boulevards, made the effect of Pyongyang on the tourist distinctly lugubrious … Wiktionary