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lugubrious at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lugubrious at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1601, from L. lugubris "mournful, pertaining to mourning," from lugere "to mourn," from PIE base *leug- "to break, to cause pain" (cf. Gk. lygros "mournful, sad," Skt. rujati "breaks, torments," Lettish lauzit "to break the heart"). ///

lugubrious at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj literary [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: lugubris, from lugere 'to be sad, mourn']// very sad and serious - sometimes used humorously// melancholy, morose// --his lugubrious tear-stained face// -- lugubriously adv //

lugubrious at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "lugubrious":
aggrieved, anguished, black, bleak, careworn, cheerless,
depressant, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, doleful, dolorous,
dour, dreary, dumb with grief, glum, grief-stricken, griefful,
grieved, grievous, in grief, joyless, lamentable, morose, mournful,
oppressive, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, rueful,
saturnine, somber, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing, sullen, tearful,

lugubrious at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Melancholy): cheerless, joyless, unhappy, melancholic, blue, depressed, sad, despondent, dismal, somber, dark, gloomy, lugubrious, funereal, mournful, lamentable, dreary, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth.

lugubrious at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(written) sad and serious:
a lugubrious expression / face
lugubriously adverb

Lugubrious at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lugubrious \Lu*gu"bri*ous\, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to
mourn; cf. Gr. ? sad, Skr. ruj to break.]
Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly;
doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious

Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious
emblems of mortality. --Hawthorne.
-- {Lu*gu"bri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Lu*gu"bri*ous*ness}, n.

lugubrious at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : excessively mournful

lugubrious at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2006|December|6



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lugubris|lūgubris|mournful; gloomy|lang=la


* Inter: IPA » /ləˈɡuːbriəs/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-lugubrious.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.
    1. : The poor lighting and sparse maintenance, plus the rarefied traffic on its wide boulevards, made the effect of Pyongyang on the tourist distinctly lugubrious.
    2. : His clients lugubrious expression tipped off the detective that something lurked beneath her optimistic words.''


      Inter: trans-top » gloomy

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lugubre
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|düster, Inter: t- » de|kummervoll
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|raunamæddur|m, Inter: t+ » is|hryggð|alt=hryggðar-, Inter: t+ » is|sorg|alt=sorgar-, Inter: t+ » is|sorgbitinn
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|lugubre
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|lugubris|alt=lūgubris

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|lugubru
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|скорбный|m|tr=skorbnyi|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|печальный|m|tr=pechalnyi|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|мрачный|m|tr=mrachnyi|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|траурный|m|tr=traurnyi|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|lúgubre, Inter: t+ » es|triste
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|dyster

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » lugubrious
    Translation: et » lugubrious
    Translation: fr » lugubrious
    Translation: ko » lugubrious
    Translation: io » lugubrious
    Translation: it » lugubrious
    Translation: kn » lugubrious
    Translation: hu » lugubrious
    Translation: mg » lugubrious
    Translation: my » lugubrious
    Translation: pl » lugubrious
    Translation: ru » lugubrious
    Translation: ta » lugubrious
    Translation: te » lugubrious
    Translation: vi » lugubrious
    Translation: zh » lugubrious