Lugubrious vs Dejected - What's the difference?

lugubrious | dejected |


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

(deject).

lugubrious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.

    dejected

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Sad and dispirited.
  • Synonyms

    * disheartened, down in the mouth * despondent

    Antonyms

    * hopeful

    Derived terms

    * dejectedly

    Verb

    (head)
  • (deject)