Lugubrious vs Funereal - What's the difference?

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Lugubrious is a related term of funereal.


As adjectives the difference between lugubrious and funereal

is that lugubrious is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree while funereal is of or relating to a funeral.

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.

    funereal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a funeral.
  • * , Episode 12:
  • From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance.
  • * 2000 , (Goerge RR Martin), A Storm of Swords , Bantam 2011, p. 474:
  • Seven were chosen to push the funereal boat to the water, in honor of the seven faces of god.
  • Similar to a funeral, such as dignified or solemn.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , page=171 , year=1900 , author=William Beckford , title=The History of the Caliph Vathek citation , passage="A funereal gloom prevailed over the whole scene."}}