Lugubrious vs Dreary - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between lugubrious and dreary
is that lugubrious
is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree while dreary
is (obsolete) grievous, dire; appalling.
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.
(obsolete) Grievous, dire; appalling.
Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.
- It had rained for three days straight, and the dreary weather dragged the townspeople's spirits down.
* 1818 , , Volume 1, Chapter V:
- Once upon a midnight dreary , while I pondered, weak and weary...
- It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils.