lugubriousness :

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  • n  the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

  • 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.
  • Simone Weil's whole life, writes Fiedler, was a series of acts of self-dedication that fizzled into lugubriousness.
  • But the generality is at least excusable, such is the lugubriousness of his humor: item, "The Three Tall Men" of the present volume.

  • Manohla Dargis in New York Times
    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.
  • Apolo Nsibambi in
    He can be very engaging but he sometimes creates political lugubriousness,Nsibambi said to laughter.

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