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See definition of melancholy on Dictionary.com
  • adj.depressed, sad
  • noundepression, sadness

synonyms for melancholy

  • gloomy
  • grim
  • mournful
  • pensive
  • somber
  • sorrowful
  • trite
  • wistful
  • blue
  • down
  • downbeat
  • downcast
  • low
  • moody
  • dejected
  • despondent
  • destroyed
  • disconsolate
  • dismal
  • dispirited
  • doleful
  • dolorous
  • down and out
  • down in the dumps
  • down in the mouth
  • downhearted
  • dragged
  • droopy
  • funereal
  • glum
  • heavyhearted
  • in blue funk
  • joyless
  • lachrymose
  • low-spirited
  • lugubrious
  • mirthless
  • miserable
  • moony
  • saddened
  • saddening
  • sorry
  • torn up
  • unhappy
  • wet blanket
  • woebegone
  • woeful
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antonyms for melancholy

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • happy
  • joyful
  • sunny
  • above
  • decent
  • gay
  • heartened
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In The Ringer, Rob Harvilla wrote that the album lacked any potential for pop hits as well as the “propulsion and the melancholy severity” of her past work.
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Aaron Hicks, the Yankees’ $10 million-a-year center fielder, recently asked to sit out a game because he’d been rendered melancholy by the national news of the day.
GENE WEINGARTEN: TAKE ME OUT TO THE OLD. WORD. GAME.GENE WEINGARTENMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In three months, NASA will come upon the 10th anniversary of the final space shuttle flight, a period that was surely melancholy for the space agency.
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Wilde wrote The Happy Prince and Other Tales, which, despite the title, all have a certain melancholy about them.
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The researcher’s team also found that users with a tendency to post or engage with melancholy content—a possible sign of depression—could easily spiral into consuming increasingly negative material that risked further worsening their mental health.
HOW FACEBOOK GOT ADDICTED TO SPREADING MISINFORMATIONKAREN HAOMARCH 11, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
What saves me from my warm-weather melancholy, however, are new product releases signaling the promise of the next ski season.
CAN WE PLEASE STOP CALLING THEM “ASIAN FIT” GOGGLES?BENNY CHENFEBRUARY 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The Josh Allen Experience got a little less wild — a lot betterWhile the Bills dominated, their fans rejoiced with a tinge of melancholy.
‘BILLS MAFIA’ WAITED A GENERATION FOR A TEAM LIKE THIS. IT’S HAD TO EMBRACE IT FROM AFAR.ADAM KILGOREJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.
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At the same time he is appreciative and very amusing, and one has no chance to indulge in melancholy with him.
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Quaint old Burton in his "Anatomy of Melancholy," recognizes the virtues of the plant while he anathematizes its abuse.
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WORDS RELATED TO MELANCHOLY

  • depression
  • downheartedness
  • dumps
  • eyes
  • heaviness of heart
  • low spirits
  • lowness
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  • postpartum depression
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