Luctual Luc"tu*al, a. [L. luctus mourning, sorrow, fr. lugere, fr. luctum, to mourn.] Producing grief; saddening. [Obs.] --Sir G. Buck. [1913 Webster]

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  • luctual — adjective Etymology: Latin luctus sorrow (from luctus, past participle of lugēre to mourn) + English al more at lugubrious obsolete : sad, sorrowful …   Useful english dictionary

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