lugubrious:

lugubrious (lŏŏ-GŌŌ-brē-əs)

Definition (Adjective) Characterized by, expressing or causing mourning; doleful, mournful, sorrowful. In Context “A sense of lives doomed to struggle and disappointment pervades the writing without dragging it into lugubrious or melodramatic territory.” Charles Isherwood,
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