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Daemon
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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lugubrious

(adjective) Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Synonyms: dreary, woeful, morose, funereal, doleful

Usage: He was so lugubrious that he could find melancholy in a child's birthday party.
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 3:09:00 AM

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So unfamiliar to me is this whole sensation of lugubrious parting at dawn ... my Love Neoma that in the strange world which lies before us I fear we shall lose our way. Since yesterday is past, and promises you deem too short to trust, this day alone for tenderness is left...





monamagda
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 6:43:05 AM

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Notes: This Word sounds so mournful that it approaches the state of onomatopoeia. Since the second [u] is accented, you may elongate it as lugubriously as befits the occasion. This word resonates sympathetically with the name of the ever lugubrious horror film actor of the 30s, Bela Lugosi, though the two words are unrelated. (Lugosi's name was taken from the Lugos River near his birthplace in Hungary.) The adverb is lugubriously and either lugubriousness or lugubriosity will serve as nouns.

Word History: Today's rather sad little word comes from Latin lugubris "mournful, sad", derived from the verb, lugere "to mourn". The ultimate root was Proto-Indo-European *leug- "break", also the source of Greek lugros"sore; mournful" and Albanian lungë "a sore, an ulcer". In German the stem devolved into Lücke "breach" and Loch "hole." In Sanskrit, where [l] regularly became [r], roga meant both "breaking" and "illness". This suggests a semantic connection between being physically broken and illness, and the sadness brought on by illness.

In Play: Different things tip people into depressions. Just remember that today's word refers to an exaggerated depression: "The overly fashion-conscious Helen Highwater has slipped into a positively lugubrious mood since discovering that she can no longer fit into a size 6 dress." However, we would never send you a word that couldn't be used around the house: "The family cat, Dimwit, has done nothing but mope around the house lugubriously since we had him fixed."


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striker
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 10:19:18 AM
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i was so woeful when i heard my best friend pass of a hear attack
sanwel1
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 11:17:57 AM

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She walked around in a lugubrious state after the passing of his grandfather.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 11:21:08 AM

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What a difference a 't' makes.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 2:00:12 PM

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His lugubrious tear-stained face
Mehrdad77
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 2:02:54 PM

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Latin from lugere = to mourn
Kevin Faircloth
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 9:52:29 PM

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The lugubrious albatross is noticed mostly when not in flight because, how can the weight of sadness ride upon the winds of time.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 10:17:38 PM

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I am lugubrious over the quality of political members presently "serving" as "representatives" of the American people....
Ebenezer Son
Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:32:40 PM
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The old man gave a stern warning to the doleful child
Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:58:36 PM

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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS LUGUBRIOUS 870. SADNESS ADJS. 27. sorrowful, mournful, rueful, woeful, doleful, dolorous, plaintive, grievous, lamentable. The religious ceremony was lugubrious.
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