Search Result for "lugubriousness":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness;
[syn: gloominess, lugubriousness, sadness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lugubrious \Lu*gu"bri*ous\, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro`s sad, Skr. ruj to break.] Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look. [1913 Webster] Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious emblems of mortality. --Hawthorne. -- Lu*gu"bri*ous*ly, adv. -- Lu*gu"bri*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

lugubriousness \lu*gu"bri*ous*ness\ n. 1. excessive sadness and mournfulness. Syn: gloominess. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lugubriousness n 1: the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness [syn: gloominess, lugubriousness, sadness]




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