Saturday, July 18, 2009


lugubrious \lə-ˈgü-brē-əs\ adjective: 1. mournful; exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful {dark, dramatic and lugubrious brooding — V. S. Pritchett}, 2: dismal {a lugubrious landscape}

Etymology: Latin lugubris, from lugēre to mourn; akin to Greek lygros mournful

Lugubrious is a common enough word, but it’s strangely underutilized in everyday speech. Let’s do all we can to right that wrong.

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