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melancholic

adjective mel·an·chol·ic \ˌme-lən-ˈkä-lik\

: very sad

Full Definition of MELANCHOLIC

1
:  of, relating to, or subject to melancholy :  depressed
2
:  of or relating to melancholia
3
:  tending to depress the spirits :  saddening
melancholic noun

Examples of MELANCHOLIC

  1. <she becomes quite melancholic when she reflects on all the lost opportunities of her life>

First Known Use of MELANCHOLIC

14th century

Related to MELANCHOLIC

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, sad, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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