A Word A Day : Lugubrious

Word of 18th May 2007: A Word A Day-Lugubrious


( Adjective )

Lugubrious (loo GOO bree us): exaggerated mournful

To be mournful is to be sad and sorrowful. To be lugubrious is to make a big show of being sad and sorrowful.

Harry's lugubrious eulogy at the funeral of his dog eventually made everyone start giggling.

The valedictorian suddenly turned lugubrious and began sobbing and tearing his hair at the thought of graduating from high school.

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