noun, plural mel·an·chol·ies.
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The meaning of melancholy was never a good thing, but it was way worse in medieval times … kind of like everything else back then when I think about it, actually.
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Origin of melancholy
SYNONYMS FOR melancholy
OTHER WORDS FROM melancholymel·an·chol·i·ly, adverbmel·an·chol·i·ness, nounun·mel·an·chol·y, adjective
Words nearby melancholy
Example sentences from the Web for melancholy
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.David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Is Fun But Mostly Empty Calories|William O’Connor|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slurring of relationships and transactions has effects ranging from the gruesome to the melancholy.Meet The Former Call Girl Saving Hookers For Jesus|Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Young and gracious faces, somewhat remote and proud, but with a melancholy and sweet kindness.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know, Ack, the melancholy of it all is that we grew up there.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There.|Elliot Ackerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The capital of the kingdom of Lilliput appeared to be partially surrounded by a vast and melancholy campagna of turnips.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
Lincoln's melancholy was evident to them all, nor did he, indeed, attempt to disguise it.
Yet persons who by melancholy are cast into diseased fears and scrupulosities, are uncapable of this way of trial.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
The merino dominates the bush, and gives to Australian literature its melancholy tinge, its despairing pathos.Three Elephant Power|Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
The voice of Vance was charged with melancholy and delicate regret.The Tysons|May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for melancholy
noun plural -cholies
- a gloomy character, thought to be caused by too much black bile
- one of the four bodily humours; black bileSee humour (def. 8)