melancholy | melancholic

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melancholy - sad

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The word ‘melancholy’ refers to something more than sadness. Something that inspires a feeling of gloom that can impact the mind and body leaving you feeling drained and depressed. However, with this term, such negative emotions do not always need a definite cause. It can also be used to refer to a deep sorrow that is innate.

Synonyms gloomy,sorrowful
Antonyms carefree,jovial

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  1. Joanne seems to be feeling a little melancholy today. I think her heavy work schedule is getting her down.

  2. I generally don’t listen to melancholic songs because they tend to have a depressive effect on me.

  3. The sky is dark and overcast and all the trees are bare. It’s just another one of those melancholy winter evenings.

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