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melancholy

mel·an·chol·y

melancholy

 
pronunciation:
me ln ka li
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a feeling of sadness or depression.
Sam was overcome with melancholy when his grandmother died.
synonyms:
depression, gloom
similar words:
blues, despair, sadness, sorrow
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: suffering from or likely to suffer from sadness or depression.
She is a melancholy girl who spends a lot of time by herself.
synonyms:
dejected, gloomy
antonyms:
buoyant, cheerful
similar words:
blue, downcast, glum, low, sad, unhappy
definition 2: causing such feelings.
The loss of our pet cat was a melancholy event.
synonyms:
depressing, gloomy
antonyms:
cheerful
similar words:
desolate, dismal, dreary, sad, somber, tragic, unhappy
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The word melancholy contains the following part:
melan, melano Greek root that means black