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  Words related to melancholy

Related / Similar Words: black bile, melancholic

 

Definition:
  • a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy;
  • a feeling of thoughtful sadness;
  • a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed;
  • characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth";

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    Hyponyms: gloom, gloominess, somberness, heavyheartedness, pensiveness, brooding, world-weariness, Weltschmerz

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 忧郁   Dutch: melancholie and melancholisch  
    Finnish: melankolinen   French: mélancolie and mélancolique  
    German: Melancholie and melancholisch   Greek: μελαγχολία  
    Icelandic: þunglyndi   Interlingua: melancholia  
    Italian: malinconia   Japanese: 憂鬱  
    Korean: 우울   Russian: меланхоличный and меланхолия  
    Slovak: melanchólia   Spanish: melancólico and melancolía  
    Swedish: melankoni   Turkish: hüzün  
     
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