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  • adj. Producing grief; saddening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing grief; saddening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or producing grief.


Latin luctus mourning, sorrow, from lugere, from luctum, to mourn. (Wiktionary)


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  • OED indicates that luctual means mournful, sorrowful.

    July 16, 2012