lugubriousness lugubriousness


  • (n) the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness



  1. No doubt The Common Chord will be belittled by those who mistake lugubriousness for seriousness and who dismiss O'Connor as a minor writer unworthy of his master, Joyce.
  2. Simone Weil's whole life, writes Fiedler, was a series of acts of self-dedication that fizzled into lugubriousness.
  3. Both novels have a tendency to slip into lugubriousness and slick schematism.


  1. "Mr. Oldman gives the movie, which at its most serious veers into lugubriousness, a nice jolt and a flinty presence that Mr. Washington can spark against," Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times in January.
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Manohla Dargis Source: New York Times

  2. "He can be very engaging but he sometimes creates political lugubriousness," Nsibambi said to laughter.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Apolo Nsibambi Source:

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/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /