Lugubrious vs Depressed - What's the difference?

lugubrious | depressed |


As adjectives the difference between lugubrious and depressed

is that lugubrious is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree while depressed is unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent.

As a verb depressed is

(depress).

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.

    depressed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (depress)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
  • Suffering from clinical depression.
  • Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.
  • Derived terms

    * depressedly * depressedness

    Synonyms

    * despondent * gloomy * melancholy * miserable * sad * unhappy * emo (qualifier)

    Antonyms

    * cheerful