Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
Sad or gloomy
Examples of Lugubrious in a sentence
"The recent loss of their aunt cast a lugubrious shadow over the family gathering."
"Her lugubrious attitude seemed more about getting attention than mourning any loss."
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The quintessential demonstration of lugubrious is the character Eeyore from “Winnie the Pooh.” This eternally sad donkey moans about and expects the worst of everything, but his friends still love him.
Did you Know?
"Lugubrious" can be traced back to the Latin verb “lugēre,” which means to mourn. The Latin adjective is “lugubris,” which translates neatly to the English word you see before you. It’s an appropriately dramatic word for someone demonstrating over-the-top sadness.