Dictionary Results for melancholy


1. melancholy - noun

· a feeling of thoughtful sadness

Hypernym(s): sadness, unhappiness




2. melancholy - noun

· a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

Hypernym(s): depression




3. melancholy - noun

· a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

Synonym(s): black_bile

Hypernym(s): liquid_body_substance, bodily_fluid, body_fluid, humor, humour




4. melancholy - adjective

· characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"

Synonym(s): melancholic




5. melancholy - adjective

· grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"

Synonym(s): somber, sombre





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