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Friday word: Lugubrious

lu·gu·bri·ous

adj \l-ˈgü-brē-əs also -ˈgyü-\

1: mournful; especially : exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful <dark, dramatic and lugubrious brooding — V. S. Pritchett>
2: <a lugubrious landscape>
lu·gu·bri·ous·ly adverb
lu·gu·bri·ous·ness noun

Etymology:
Latin lugubris, from lugēre to mourn; akin to Greek lygros mournful

First Known Use: 1585

Example:

Soames was not in, he had gone down to Somerset House; Bustard was buried up to the hilt in papers and that inaccessible apartment, where he was judiciously placed, in order that he might do as much work as possible; but James was in the front office, biting a finger, and lugubriously turning over the pleadings in Forsyte v. Bosinney.

(Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga)
Tags: adjective, l, latin, wordsmith: med_cat
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