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Synonyms for melancholy

Synonyms for (noun) melancholy

Synonyms: melancholy, black bile Definition: a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

Similar words: liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour Definition: the liquid parts of the body

Synonyms: melancholy Definition: a feeling of thoughtful sadness

Similar words: sadness, unhappiness Definition: emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

Synonyms: melancholy Definition: a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

Similar words: depression Definition: a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

Synonyms for (adjective) melancholy

Synonyms: melancholy, somber, sombre Definition: grave or even gloomy in character Usage: solemn and mournful music; a suit of somber black; a somber mood

Similar words: cheerless, depressing, uncheerful Definition: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy Usage: the economic outlook is depressing; something cheerless about the room; a moody and uncheerful person; an uncheerful place

Synonyms: melancholic, melancholy Definition: characterized by or causing or expressing sadness Usage: growing more melancholy every hour; her melancholic smile; we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

Similar words: sad Definition: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness Usage: feeling sad because his dog had died; Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad- Christina Rossetti