lugubriousness
noun see lugubrious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lugubriousness — lu*gu bri*ous*ness n. 1. excessive sadness and mournfulness. Syn: gloominess. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lugubriousness — lugubrious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ mournful; sad and dismal. DERIVATIVES lugubriously adverb lugubriousness noun. ORIGIN Latin lugubris, from lugere mourn …   English terms dictionary

  • Lugubriousness — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lugubriousness — See lugubriously. * * * …   Universalium

  • lugubriousness — noun The property of being lugubrious …   Wiktionary

  • lugubriousness — n. sadness, depression, melancholy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lugubriousness — lu·gu·bri·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • lugubriousness — noun the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness • Syn: ↑gloominess, ↑sadness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sad (for: ↑sadness), ↑lugubrious, ↑gloomy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloominess — noun 1. a feeling of melancholy apprehension • Syn: ↑gloom, ↑somberness, ↑sombreness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sombre (for: ↑sombreness), ↑somber ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • sadness — noun 1. emotions experienced when not in a state of well being (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑unhappiness • Ant: ↑happiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑unhappy (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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