Synonyms for melancholy


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


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"
2. somber, sombre, melancholy, depressing (vs. cheerful), cheerless, uncheerful
usage: grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"
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