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Adjective
Characterized by, causing, or expressing sadness
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“Their melancholy expressions are at odds with the theatrical gaiety of their attire.”
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Causing, or suggestive of, melancholy or unhappiness
“He was plagued with melancholy thoughts of failure.”
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Being deep in thought, or characterized by thoughtfulness
“It was during this crisis that he engaged in a melancholy ponderance upon life's end.”
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Lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion
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Very loud or having a high volume
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Adjective
Remaining in the mind
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A feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
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“He would eventually abandon the deep melancholy and sadness that had haunted him for much of his life.”
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The characteristic of being homesick
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One of the four humours of ancient and mediaeval physiology, that was believed to be secreted by the kidneys and spleen and to cause melancholy and sadness when present in excess
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Spitefulness or bad temper
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The feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the sufferings and misfortunes of others
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