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