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melancholy

adjective

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1 causing unhappiness
  • the melancholy thought of having to say good-bye to all the friends he had made over the summer

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2 feeling unhappiness
  • they were a bit melancholy after their youngest child left for college

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3 given to or marked by long, quiet thinking
  • a melancholy period in the artist's life that is reflected in his work

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melancholy

noun

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The first known use of melancholy was in the 14th century

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“Melancholy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/melancholy. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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