An example of lugubrious is the expression on the face of a depressed boy.
The poor lighting and sparse maintenance, plus the rarefied traffic on its wide boulevards, made the effect of Pyongyang on the tourist distinctly lugubrious.
His client's lugubrious expression tipped off the detective that something lurked beneath her optimistic words.
Origin of lugubrious
- From Latin lūgubris from lūgēre to mourn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin lÅ«gubris (“mournful; gloomy")