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melancholy definition

  • noun:
    • Sadness or depression regarding the spirits; gloom: "There Is Certainly melancholy when you look at the wind and sorrow in the lawn” ( Charles Kuralt).
    • Pensive representation or contemplation.
    • Archaic Black bile.
    • Archaic a difficult state characterized by sullenness and outbreaks of violent anger, considered to arise from black bile.
    • Black bile, previously regarded as one of several four "cardinal humours" of animal figures.
    • Great despair or depression, particularly of a thoughtful or introspective nature.
    • Depression of spirits; a gloomy condition continuing a large time; deep dejection; gloominess.
    • Great and carried on depression of spirits, amounting to psychological unsoundness; melancholia.
    • Pensive maditation; really serious thoughtfulness.
    • Ill nature.
    • Same as melancholia; in old use, insanity of any sort.
    • A gloomy state of mind, particularly if habitual or of significant timeframe; despair of spirits as a result of grief or normal disposition; dejection; despair. Also, in technical use, melancholia.
    • Sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.
    • Bitterness of experience; sick nature.
    • Synonyms Hypochondria, gloominess, despondency.
    • a sense of thoughtful sadness
    • a humor which was when believed to be released because of the kidneys or spleen also to trigger sadness and melancholy
    • a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and despondent
  • adjective:
    • Affected with or marked by depression for the spirits; unfortunate. See Synonyms at sad.
    • maintaining advertise despair or gloom: a letter with a few melancholy development.
    • Pensive; thoughtful.
    • impacted with great despair or despair.
    • Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
    • Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive.
    • notably deranged in your mind; obtaining the jugment reduced.
    • Favorable to meditation; somber.
    • grave and sometimes even gloomy in personality
    • described as or causing or articulating sadness
  • others:
    • created by melancholia or insanity of any sort.
    • afflicted with despair of spirits; depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy.
    • fond of contemplation; thoughtful; pensive. See I., 3.
    • creating or fitted to produce despair or gloom; sad; mournful: as, a melancholy reality; a melancholy event.
    • Grave or gloomy in personality; suggestive of melancholy; somber.
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