Synonyms of 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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Definition and meaning of melancholy (Dictionary)