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1. melancholic

noun. ['ˌmɛlənˈkɑːlɪk'] someone subject to melancholia.

Synonyms

  • melancholiac

Antonyms

  • cheerful
  • elation

Etymology

  • μελαγχολικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • μελαγχολία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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How do you pronounce melancholic?

Pronounce melancholic as ˌmɛlənˈkɑlɪk.

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Example sentences of the word melancholic


1. Adjective
Thus, the tone of the poem is thoughtful and melancholic.

Quotes containing the word melancholic


1. When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
- Francois Truffaut

2. A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
- David Rakoff

3. I'm not sure. But that bless-his/her-heart kind of melancholic humor is among my favorite things in the world. I guess it exposes a kind of humanity - or that's the hope, at least - a kind of grudging respect for human frailty. Unless it's actually kicking human frailty while it's down - I'm not sure.
- David Rakoff

2. melancholic

adjective. ['ˌmɛlənˈkɑːlɪk'] characterized by or causing or expressing sadness.

Synonyms

  • melancholy

Antonyms

  • good
  • joyful

Etymology

  • μελαγχολικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • μελαγχολία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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