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Melancholic vs. Melancholy

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Melancholicadjective

Filled with or affected by melancholy—great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.

Melancholyadjective

(literary) Affected with great sadness or depression.

‘Melancholy people don't talk much.’;

Melancholicnoun

A person who is habitually melancholy.

Melancholynoun

(historical) Black bile, formerly thought to be one of the four "cardinal humours" of animal bodies.

Melancholicadjective

Given to melancholy; depressed; melancholy; dejected; unhappy.

‘Just as the melancholic eyeSees fleets and armies in the sky.’;

Melancholynoun

Great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.

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Melancholicnoun

One affected with a gloomy state of mind.

Melancholynoun

Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.

Melancholicnoun

A gloomy state of mind; melancholy.

Melancholynoun

Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.

Melancholicnoun

someone subject to melancholia

Melancholynoun

Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.

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Melancholicadjective

characterized by or causing or expressing sadness;

‘growing more melancholy every hour’; ‘her melancholic smile’; ‘we acquainted him with the melancholy truth’;

Melancholynoun

Ill nature.

Melancholicadjective

feeling or expressing pensive sadness

‘his work often has a wistful or melancholic mood’; ‘a haunting, melancholic melody’;

Melancholyadjective

Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.

Melancholicadjective

suffering from or denoting a severe form of depression

‘patients with melancholic depression’;

Melancholyadjective

Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.

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Melancholyadjective

Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.

Melancholyadjective

Favorable to meditation; somber.

‘A pretty, melancholy seat, well wooded and watered.’;

Melancholynoun

a feeling of thoughtful sadness

Melancholynoun

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

Melancholynoun

a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

Melancholyadjective

characterized by or causing or expressing sadness;

‘growing more melancholy every hour’; ‘her melancholic smile’; ‘we acquainted him with the melancholy truth’;

Melancholynoun

a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause

‘he had an ability to convey a sense of deep melancholy and yearning through much of his work’; ‘an air of melancholy surrounded him’; ‘at the centre of his music lies a profound melancholy and nostalgia’;

Melancholynoun

another term for melancholia (as a mental condition)

Melancholynoun

another term for black bile

Melancholyadjective

having a feeling of melancholy; sad and pensive

‘she felt a little melancholy’; ‘a dark, melancholy young man with deep-set eyes’;

Melancholyadjective

causing or expressing sadness; depressing

‘the melancholy tone of her writing’;

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