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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.


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