|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
sad, mournful, gloomy, especially in an exaggerated manner
With little apparent understanding of characterization or of genuine pathos, the author emphasizes plot and exaggerates emotion in his melodramatic, lugubrious novels.
Related English word: lugubriousness,
Latin root words: lugubris, lugubre - mournful, plaintive; lugeo, lugere, luxi, luctus - mourn; lament