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.

4. Favorable to meditation; somber. "A pretty, melancholy seat, well wooded and watered." (Evelin)

Synonyms: Gloomy, sad, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, unhappy, hypochondriac, disconsolate, heavy, doleful, dismal, calamitous, afflictive.

(01 Mar 1998)

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