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melancholy meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of melancholy at MeaningMonkey.org. melancholy meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of melancholy (noun)

  1. a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  2. a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
  3. a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

MELANCHOLY adjective

Definition of melancholy (adjective)

  1. characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
    • "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
    • synonyms: melancholic
  2. grave or even gloomy in character
    • "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
    • synonyms: somber, sombre
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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