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1. melancholy

noun. ['ˈmɛlənˌkɑːli'] a feeling of thoughtful sadness.

Synonyms

  • sadness
  • somberness
  • gloominess
  • sombreness
  • heavyheartedness
  • brooding
  • Weltschmerz
  • pensiveness
  • gloom
  • world-weariness

Antonyms

  • good
  • joyful
  • highland
  • natural elevation

Etymology

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

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Example sentences of the word melancholy


1. Adjective
The dance could be very melancholy at this point, somewhat lifeless.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Turning 35 can be met with a mixture of joy and melancholy.

Quotes containing the word melancholy


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. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
- Anatole France

3. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
- Anatole France

2. melancholy

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

Synonyms

  • sad

Antonyms

  • unthoughtfulness
  • good humor

Etymology

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

3. melancholy

noun. ['ˈmɛlənˌkɑːli'] a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy.

Synonyms

  • black bile
  • humour
  • bodily fluid
  • body fluid
  • liquid body substance

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • happy
  • joyous
  • uncheerfulness

Etymology

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

4. melancholy

adjective. ['ˈmɛlənˌkɑːli'] grave or even gloomy in character.

Synonyms

  • uncheerful
  • cheerless
  • depressing
  • somber

Antonyms

  • cheerfulness
  • joy
  • frivolity
  • thoughtless

Etymology

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

5. melancholy

noun. ['ˈmɛlənˌkɑːli'] a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed.

Antonyms

  • psychotic depression

Etymology

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