lugubriousness love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being lugubrious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. excessive sadness and mournfulness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being lugubrious; sorrowfulness; sadness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

Etymologies

lugubrious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In many families, the negativity, the self-obsession, and the lugubriousness are irritants, and because depression is physically inivisble, families often doubt that it is real, and blame the sufferer.

    Andrew Solomon - An interview with author

  • Lockheart's fine 2009 CD, In Deep, represented the saxophonist's lateral lyricism, reflecting Polar Bear's offbeat, lugubriousness and rhythmic ingenuity but also featuring elements that the late, great composer Gil Evans would have empathised with: slow theme developments and crafty twists to familiar methods.

    This week's new live music

  • In all lugubriousness, we try not to bemoan the nature of our captivity within the clutches of capitalism too loudly, yet sometimes the pangs of hunger necessitate shirking our duties with the LNN for the sake of maintaining one's foothold in the nefarious cabal of the corporate world.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Geoffrey Palmer raised lugubriousness to a high plane as Wendy Craig's inattentive husband, but I always just wanted to punch those kids (pre-Rodney Nicholas Lyndhurst with a posh voice, and his insufferable smarmy curly brother).

    Who's the daddy?: the greatest sitcom fathers

  • I just don't buy Twitter, texting and online lugubriousness to be a portal for narcissism - I can't imagine any narcissist getting his money's worth.

    stop me if you think you've heard this one before

  • Therefore, at first, I mistook Carolyn's penchant for preciseness and specificity, for mere lugubriousness.

    Michael Henry Adams: Recalling Carolyn Kent : Of Irreplaceable Artifacts and Friends

  • They have the visceral impact of documentary reportage without the self-importance and general lugubriousness.

    The Case for Reality TV

  • Now, Knappertsbusch's 1956 Rheingold is slow actually infinitesimally longer than Levine, but there isn't that same lugubriousness with Knappertsbusch as Levine.

    The Wagner Cube

  • Every year they have a Hiroshima program with over-the-top lugubriousness.

    Fujita, grilled?

  • The big spectacles, the half-benign, half-disapproving face, the slightly angelic but ironic mouth, the lugubriousness.

    Kalooki Nights

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