Synonyms for melancholy
ˈmɛl ənˌkɒl imelan·cho·ly
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
Melancholia, major depressive disorder-recurrent [DSM-IV/dc-296.3x]
melan-Greek, black; chole, bile
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How to use melancholy in a sentence?
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
This drawing shows a certain wistfulness I think, a certain melancholy even, it's not Leonardo, the great philosopher gazing into the distance. It's a flesh and blood man at the end of a career that had achieved a great deal, but also maybe failed to achieve a great deal as well.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
When the time came to bring the' Transparent' journey to a close, it was clear that saying goodbye to Maura Pfefferman was our path forward, in this musical finale, we dramatize the death of Maura Pfefferman in an odyssey of comedy and melancholy told through the joyful prism of melody and dance.
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.
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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