Definition of Lugubriousness

1. Noun. The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.

Exact synonyms: Gloominess, Sadness
Generic synonyms: Uncheerfulness
Derivative terms: Gloomy, Gloomy, Lugubrious, Sad, Sad



Definition of Lugubriousness

1. Noun. The property of being lugubrious. ¹

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Definition of Lugubriousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lugubriousness

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lugubriousness (current term)
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Literary usage of Lugubriousness

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1. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"In hallway and front parlor she was conscious of dinginess and lugubriousness and airlessness, but she insisted, " I1l make it all jolly. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"... general effect of the nine volumes is the prevailing somberness and lugubriousness of those portions of them which come from Mr. Froude's own pen. ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"Indeed the reputation of lugubriousness had attached itself to him personally.—MASSON, DAVID, 18£8, The Life of John Milton, vol. I, ch. vi. ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... or lugubriousness (literary). Most of these synonyms are more or Uss specific. Antonyms: see CHEER, ELATION. spec, vicegerent, vicar, viceroy, ..."

5. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1908)
"... by awful sounds from the most primitive musical instruments, but the music was expressive even in its frightful ness, lugubriousness, and stridency. ..."

6. Life and Times of Stein, Or, Germany and Prussia in the Napoleonic Age by John Robert Seeley (1879)
"... Humboldt's shows, and it is only when the old irritation is revived by Niebuhr's lugubriousness that he breaks out pettishly, "I cannot understand this! ..."

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