Definition of lucubration in English:


Line breaks: lucu|bra¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃ(ə)n
, ˌljuː-/


[mass noun] archaic
  • 1Writing or study: after sixteen years' lucubration he produced this account
  • 1.1 [count noun] (usually lucubrations) A learned or pedantic piece of writing: it was natural enough to return the compliment by endorsing his newest lucubrations
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    • On the other hand, the Journal-Constitution also brings us the counterpoint to his lucubrations.
    • What is so deeply revolting about her lucubrations is their unutterable and invincible bourgeois complacency.
    • Further, the lucubrations of a bitter, lonely, and hurt old man did indeed lead him to a convenient anti-Semitism above the then-norm in his old age.


late 16th century: from Latin lucubratio(n-), from the verb lucubrare (see lucubrate).

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