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Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
[From Latin lūgubris, from lūgēre, to mourn.]
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excessively mournful; doleful
[C17: from Latin lūgubris mournful, from lūgēre to grieve]
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lu•gu•bri•ous(lʊˈgu bri əs, -ˈgyu-)
mournful or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love.
[1595–1605; < Latin lūgubri(s) mournful]
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sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
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adjective gloomy, serious, sad, dismal, melancholy, dreary, sombre, woeful, mournful, morose, sorrowful, funereal, doleful, woebegone, dirgelike He plays it so slowly that it becomes lugubrious.
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lugubrious[luːˈguːbrɪəs] ADJ → lúgubre
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lugubrious[luːˈguːbriəs] adj → lugubre
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lugubrious[lʊˈguːbrɪəs] adj (liter) → lugubre
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