When he came home and saw the lugubrious look on his wife's face, he realized that she must have some sad and terrible news for him.
lugubris (mournful, pertaining to mourning) (Latin)
despondent, dour, lugubrious, maudlin, morose, saturnine
blithe, buoyant, ebullient, jocular
He was very mournful when he had to BURY his maimed LEG.