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Characterized by, causing, or expressing sadness
“Their melancholy expressions are at odds with the theatrical gaiety of their attire.”
Causing unhappiness
“… the melancholy thought of having to say good-bye to all the friends he had made over the summer.”
Given to or marked by long, quiet thinking
“… a melancholy period in the artist's life that is reflected in his work.”
A feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
“He had abandoned that deep melancholy and sadness, and he felt himself much lighter and unencumbered.”
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