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Definition of melancholy:

  1. Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
  2. Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
  3. Favorable to meditation; somber.
  4. Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
  5. Ill nature.
  6. Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.
  7. Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
  8. Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.

Synonyms:

regret, cogitative, wo, happy, dumps, crestfallen, bad, inconsolable, woebegone, dysphoria, droopy, feelings, affliction, tribulation, low, unfortunate, down in the mouth, meditative, trouble, melancholic, desolation, disappointment, unhappiness, somber, teary, cast down, dysphoric, funk, happy, wretched, thoughtful, doldrums, depressing, hangdog, tristful, sombre, drab, heavyhearted, heavy-hearted, black bile, subdued, homesick, distress, sober, drear, remorse, doleful, mope, heartsore, downcast, down, ruminant, sorry, dull, unhappy, despondence, tearful, heartbreaking, dispiriting, sad, heartsick, desolate, heavy-heartedness, heartrending, reflective, ruminative, sorrowful, brokenhearted, saddening, unhappy, gloom, mourning, saddened, low-spirited, pathetic, musing.

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