Synonyms for melancholy
ˈmɛl ənˌkɒl imelan·cho·ly
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Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.
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Grief at a loss; for a friend.
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Princeton's WordNet2.4 / 7 votes
a feeling of thoughtful sadness
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
black bile, melancholyadjective
a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
"growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
somber, sombre, melancholyadjective
grave or even gloomy in character
"solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
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dejected, dispirited, depressed, sad, sorrowful, LACKADAISICAL, atrabillous, gloomy, hypochondriac, BLUE, dumpish, mopish, glum, downcast, desponding, down-hearted, chap-fallen, crest-fallen, hypped, low-spirited, cast down, in the dumps, with a long face, down in the mouth, out of sorts
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Melancholia, major depressive disorder-recurrent [DSM-IV/dc-296.3x]
melan-Greek, black; chole, bile
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The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
As [ Duke of ] Wellington said, ‘ nothing save a battle loss is quite so melancholy as a battle won. ’ We won the battle and now we have to watch the movie.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
It’s been a frustrating journey, a lot of trial and error. For years it felt like I was swimming in the ocean, all by Aimee Osbourne, i’ve lived through a lot of dark environments one way or another while growing up and that has influenced my songwriting. And, yes, I suppose melancholy is a running theme. [ But ] I never had to battle for my identity. I have always been me.
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, Their birthright high and holy A mountain-stream that ends in mud Methinks is melancholy.
Translations for melancholy
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- melancholie, melancholickýCzech
- melankoli, melankolskDanish
- Schwermut, Melancholie, schwermütig, melancholischGerman
- melancolía, melancólica, melancólicoSpanish
- mélancolie, mélancoliqueFrench
- mulad, cianalas, truime, dòlasachd, tùirse, èislean, dubhachasScottish Gaelic
- malinconia, malinconico, melancolicoItalian
- 憂鬱, 鬱病Japanese
- 우울, 침울Korean
- matapōuri, kainatu, rāwakiwaki, ruku popoiMāori
- droevig, weemoed, melancholisch, melancholieDutch
- tungsinn, melankoli, svartsynNorwegian
- melancolia, melancólicoPortuguese
- melancolie, tristețe, melancolicRomanian
- меланхолия, меланхоличныйRussian
- utučenost, снужденост, melankòlija, утученост, snuždenostSerbo-Croatian
- svårmod, melankoli, melankoliskSwedish
- hüzün, melankoli, melankolikTurkish
- u sầuVietnamese
- 悲哀, 忧郁Chinese
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