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Definition of Melancholy

Melancholy

  1. Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
  2. Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
  3. Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.
  4. Ill nature.
  5. Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
  6. Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
  7. Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.
  8. Favorable to meditation; somber.

Melancholy Quotations

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France

The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
Oliver Goldsmith

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
Comte de Lautreamont

To me, the blues is an infection. I don't think it's necessarily a melancholy thing; the blues can be really positive and I think I think anyone and everyone can have a place for the blues. It need not always a woeful, sorrowful thing. It's more reflective; it reminds you to feel.
Mick Fleetwood

When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
Francois Truffaut
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Melancholy Translations

melancholy in Dutch is weemoedig, droefgeestig, melancholiek
melancholy in Portuguese is melancolia
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