HyperDic: melancholy

English > 5 senses of the word melancholy:
NOUNfeelingmelancholya feeling of thoughtful sadness
statemelancholya constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
bodymelancholy, black bilea humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
ADJECTIVEallmelancholy, melancholiccharacterized by or causing or expressing sadness
allmelancholy, somber, sombregrave or even gloomy in character
melancholy > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'lahnkaa.liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > melancholy: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or causing or expressing sadness.
Examples
  • "growing more melancholy every hour"
  • "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
Synonymmelancholic
BroadersadExperiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
Spanishmelancólica, melancólico
Catalanmalenconiós, melancòlic
English > melancholy: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGrave or even gloomy in character.
Synonymssomber, sombre
Broaderdepressing, cheerless, uncheerfulCausing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishsolemne, sombrío, umbrío
Catalanobac, ombriu, ombrívol
English > melancholy: 5 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA feeling of thoughtful sadness.
Narrowergloom, gloominess, somberness, sombrenessA feeling of melancholy apprehension
heavyheartednessA feeling of dispirited melancholy
pensiveness, broodingpersistent morbid meditation on a problem
world-weariness, Weltschmerzsadness on thinking about the evils of the world
Broadersadness, unhappinessemotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
Spanishmelancolía
Catalanmalenconia
English > melancholy: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed.
BroaderdepressionA mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
English > melancholy: 5 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningA humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy.
Synonymblack bile
Broaderliquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humourThe liquid parts of the body

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