As adjectives the difference between lugubrious and dejected
is that lugubrious
is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree while dejected
is sad and dispirited.
As a verb dejected is
gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.
- 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.
* disheartened, down in the mouth