Lugubrious vs Unhappy - What's the difference?

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Lugubrious is a related term of unhappy.


As adjectives the difference between lugubrious and unhappy

is that lugubrious is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree while unhappy is not happy; sad.

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.

    unhappy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Not happy; sad.
  • * The Beggar's Opera
  • A moment of time may make us unhappy forever.
  • Not satisfied; unsatisfied.
  • Not lucky; unlucky.
  • Not suitable; unsuitable.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * happy * glad * delighted * exuberant * joyous * joyful