mel·an·choly /ˈmɛlənˌkɑlɪ/ 名詞
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. [Obs.] “Hail, divinest Melancholy !”
4. Ill nature. [Obs.]
1. Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
2. Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
3. Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired. [Obs.]
4. Favorable to meditation; somber.
A pretty, melancholy seat, well wooded and watered. --Evelin.
Syn: -- Gloomy; sad; dispirited; low-spirited; downhearted; unhappy; hypochondriac; disconsolate; heavy, doleful; dismal; calamitous; afflictive.
adj : characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing
more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile";
"we acquainted him with the melancholy truth" [syn: melancholic]
n 1: a feeling of thoughtful sadness
2: a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
3: a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys
or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy [syn: black