Salubrious vs. Lugubrious

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  • Salubrious (adjective)

    Promoting health or well-being; wholesome, especially as related to air.

  • Lugubrious (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."

  • Salubrious (adjective)

    health-giving; healthy

    "odours of far less salubrious origin"

  • Salubrious (adjective)

    (of a place) pleasant; not run-down

    "an over-priced flat in a none too salubrious area"

  • Lugubrious (adjective)

    looking or sounding sad and dismal

    "his face looked even more lugubrious than usual"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Salubrious (adjective)

    Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate.

  • Lugubrious (adjective)

    Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look.

Webster Dictionary
  • Salubrious (adjective)

    promoting health; healthful;

    "a healthy diet"

    "clean healthy air"

    "plenty of healthy sleep"

    "healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy"

    "the salubrious mountain air and water"

    "carrots are good for you"

  • Salubrious (adjective)

    favorable to health of mind or body;

    "not the most salubrious campsite"

    "one of the less salubrious suburbs"

  • Lugubrious (adjective)

    excessively mournful

Princeton's WordNet

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