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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.

From Time

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.

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.

Wilde wrote The Happy Prince and Other Tales, which, despite the title, all have a certain melancholy about them.

From Ozy

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.

I found their melancholy inviting and I appreciated their contemplative, lonely world.

In the first chapter, rebellious Holly Sykes runs away from home and headlong into the melancholy perils of first love.

"Ah, that trip with Lance," he said, then glanced down, with those melancholy eyes.

The slurring of relationships and transactions has effects ranging from the gruesome to the melancholy.

Young and gracious faces, somewhat remote and proud, but with a melancholy and sweet kindness.

But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.

At the same time he is appreciative and very amusing, and one has no chance to indulge in melancholy with him.

Quaint old Burton in his "Anatomy of Melancholy," recognizes the virtues of the plant while he anathematizes its abuse.

There is among women always a melancholy satisfaction in seeing the very last of the beloved object.

There is nothing like it among us at the present day except within the melancholy precincts of the penitentiary.

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On this page you'll find 199 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to melancholy, such as: gloomy, grim, mournful, pensive, somber, and sorrowful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.