lugubrious lugubrious  /lu� ˈ�jub ri əs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) excessively mournful

Usage(s):

  1. How the lugubrious soap influenced young minds became apparent when an inquiry into the suicides pointed an accusing finger to an episode of the soap.
  2. We could not stand the sentimental and lugubrious movie and came out of the hall during the inermission.
  3. The novel told a very lugubrious story and at predictable intervals it became downright teary.

News

  1. Soccer-I am delighted to be here laughs lugubrious Del Bosque

    (removes reference to Euro2008 title in third para) By Mike Collett RIO DE JANEIRO, June 29 (Reuters) - Spain's famously lugubrious coach Vicente Del Bosque was delighted Spain were playing Brazil in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday - even if he was not showing it. The 62-year-old, speaking to the media before Sunday's eagerly anticipated match between next year's World Cup ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. I am delighted to be here laughs lugubrious Del Bosque

    By Mike Collett RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Spain's famously lugubrious coach Vicente Del Bosque was delighted Spain were playing Brazil in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday - even if he was not showing it. The 62-year-old, speaking to the media before Sunday's eagerly anticipated match between next year's World Cup hosts and the reigning world champions, broke into a rare ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Call it what you will - dry, lugubrious, droll, deadpan - it was a unique way of dealing with the show's inherent verbal challenges - and with the other panellists," wrote Damazer on the Radio 4 blog this morning. "And his richly varied life...
    on Apr 16, 2009 By: Mark Damazer Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "This is a lugubrious and nefarious moment in Ralph Nader's otherwise admirable career of helping American consumers," House Democratic Leader Bill DeWeese, D-Greene County, said in a press release announcing that a challenge would be launched...
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Bill DeWeese Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  3. "I think one of the biggest problems is that the public does not know how lugubrious and lachrymose the circumstances are in this state, that we are going to have to cut $2.9 to $3.5 billion just to balance our budget," Paterson said.
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: David Paterson Source: 13WHAM-TV

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