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Synonyms for melancholy

Noun

1. melancholy, sadness, unhappiness
usage: a feeling of thoughtful sadness
2. melancholy, depression
usage: a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
3. black bile, melancholy, liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour
usage: a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

Adjective

1. melancholy, melancholic, sad (vs. glad)
usage: characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
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