lugubrious [l oo- goo-bree- uh s, - gyoo-] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms for lugubrious on Thesaurus.com mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love. Origin of lugubrious 1595–1605;
) mournful (akin to
to mourn) +
-ous Related forms lu·gu·bri·ous·ly, adverb lu·gu·bri·ous·ness, lu·gu·bri·os·i·ty , [l uh-goo-bree- os-i-tee, -gyoo-] /ləˌgu briˈɒs ɪ ti, -ˌgyu-/ noun non·lu·gu·bri·ous, adjective non·lu·gu·bri·ous·ly, adverb non·lu·gu·bri·ous·ness, noun un·lu·gu·bri·ous, adjective un·lu·gu·bri·ous·ly, adverb un·lu·gu·bri·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lugubriosity excessively mournful; doleful Derived Forms lugubriously, adverb lugubriousness, noun Word Origin
C17: from Latin
lūgubris mournful, from lūgēre to grieve
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Word Origin and History for lugubriosity n.
1839, from Latin
lugubris (see lugubrious) + -ity. Sometimes also lugubrosity. lugubrious adj.
c.1600, from Latin
lugubris "mournful, pertaining to mourning," from lugere "to mourn," from PIE root *leug- "to break; to cause pain" (cf. Greek lygros "mournful, sad," Sanskrit rujati "breaks, torments," Lettish lauzit "to break the heart"). Related: Lugubriously; lugubriousness.
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