V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: very sad and depressed--mournful

Synonyms: sad, gloomy, mournful, melancholy, dismal, morose, dreary, funereal, somber

Antonyms: happy, lighthearted, joyous

Tips: Lugubrious comes from the Latin word lugere, which means "to mourn." It usually refers to either the emotional state of a person or to a scene or circumstance depicting such a mood.

Usage Examples:

He was in a lugubrious state for weeks, after being dismissed from the university. (gloomy, morose)

He had a lugubrious face as he walked into his mother's funeral ceremony. (dismal, dreary)

I tried to lighten the lugubrious mood in the room with some cheery music. (gloomy, funereal)

Her lugubrious heart felt like it would never feel joy again after her son died in a car crash. (mournful, somber, morose)

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