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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

All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
Amelia Barr

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Nicolas Chamfort

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
Gunter Grass

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

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