Lugubrious vs Sentimental - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between lugubrious and sentimental

is that lugubrious is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree while sentimental is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion.

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.

    sentimental

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment
  • romantic
  • Derived terms

    * sentimentalism * sentimentality * sentimentally

    Quotations

    * 1885 : , *: Are you in sentimental mood? *: I'll sigh with you. * 1944 : , *: Gonna take a Sentimental Journey, *: Gonna set my heart at ease. *: Gonna make a Sentimental Journey, *: to renew old memories.

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