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  • adj.dismal
  • adj.melancholy

synonyms for lugubrious

  • mournful
  • sorrowful
  • gloomy
  • pensive
  • sad
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antonyms for lugubrious

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  • cheerful
  • joyful
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How to use lugubrious in a sentence

Impressed by the lugubrious scene, Aguinaldo yielded, and the next day peace negotiations were opened.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Frances was still looking somewhat lugubrious when the door opened and Miss Mildmay senior came in.
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
These are the most lugubrious nuptial felicitations that ever were offered to a bridegroom, I should fancy!
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
A lugubrious quail doled forth a grating, dismal note at long but measured intervals, offending the ear and depressing the heart.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
He put his fingers to his ears, but the lugubrious noise passed those barriers, and made its way into his heart.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
"I see nothing for it but to give up," said one lugubrious member.
MARY LOUISE AND JOSIE O'GORMANEMMA SPEED SAMPSON
Ramos wailed out the last syllable with lugubrious emphasis.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
Never did it sound to him with a more lugubrious accent than now.
THE TIGER HUNTERMAYNE REID
The mise en scène was therefore lugubrious and had its effect upon the merry visitors.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
The door of Number 13 was open as Clint returned to his room after football practice and lugubrious sounds issued forth.
LEFT TACKLE THAYERRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
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WORDS RELATED TO LUGUBRIOUS

  • atrocious
  • bleak
  • depressing
  • depressive
  • dismal
  • dispiriting
  • distressing
  • doleful
  • dreary
  • foreboding
  • funereal
  • gloomy
  • horrible
  • lugubrious
  • mournful
  • ominous
  • oppressive
  • sad
  • sinister
  • sombre
  • threatening
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