melancholy

  • 21melancholy — [14] Etymologically, melancholy means ‘black gall’. The word comes via Old French melancolie and late Latin melancholia from Greek melagkholíā, a compound formed from mélās ‘black’ (source also of English melanin [19] and melanoma [19]) and kholé …

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  • 22melancholy — 1. adjective /ˈmelənkəli,ˈmɛl.ənˌkɑl.i/ Affected with great sadness or depression. 2. noun /ˈmelənkəli,ˈmɛl.ənˌkɑl.i/ a) Black bile, formerly thought to be one of the four cardinal humours of animal bodies. Melancholy, cold and dry, thick, black …

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  • 23melancholy — SYN: melancholia. * * * mel·an·choly mel ən .käl ē n, pl chol·ies 1 a) an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression b) BLACK BILE c) MELANCHOLIA 2) depression or dejection of spirits… …

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  • 24melancholy — adj. Melancholy is used with these nouns: ↑disposition, ↑expression, ↑melody, ↑mood, ↑tune …

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  • 25melancholy — mel|an|chol|y1 [ melən,kali ] noun uncount MAINLY LITERARY a feeling of sadness and of being without hope mel|an|chol|y2 [ melən,kali ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY feeling or looking sad, or making you feel sad: a bleak and melancholy landscape …

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  • 26melancholy — Melancholie нем. [мэланхоли/] melancholy англ. [мэ/ленкэли] melancolia ит. [мэланко/лиа] mélancolie фр. [мэланколи/] меланхолия, грусть, уныние …

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  • 27melancholy — I UK [ˈmelənkəlɪ] / US [ˈmelənˌkɑlɪ] noun [uncountable] mainly literary a feeling of sadness and of being without hope II UK [ˈmelənkəlɪ] / US [ˈmelənˌkɑlɪ] adjective mainly literary feeling or looking sad and without hope, or making you feel sad …

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  • 28melancholy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dejected, dispirited, sad, depressed, blue (inf.). See dejection. Ant., happy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sad; said of persons ] Syn. depressed, unhappy, dispirited; see sad 1 . 2. [Depressing; said …

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  • 29melancholy — mel·an·chol·y || melÉ™nkÉ‘lɪ / kÉ™lɪ n. sadness, dejectedness, depression, gloomy state of mind adj. gloomy, sad; causing a feeling of sadness, depressive …

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  • 30melancholy — noun 1》 deep and long lasting sadness.     ↘another term for melancholia (as a mental condition). 2》 historical another term for black bile. adjective feeling, causing, or expressing sadness. Derivatives melancholic adjective melancholically… …

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  • 31melancholy — I. n. Dejection, depression, gloominess, sadness, gloom, despondency, hypochondria, blues, blue devils, dumps, vapors, low spirits, depression of spirits. II. a. 1. Dejected, dispirited, depressed, sad, sorrowful, unhappy, disconsolate, doleful,… …

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  • 32melancholy — n 1. despondency, dejection, depression, mopishness, Psychiatry. hypochondria; gloominess, Psychiatry. melancholia, misery, miserableness, wretchedness, distress, broken heartedness; grief, sadness, Fr. tristesse. sorrow, dolor, anguish; doldrums …

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  • 33melancholy — mel·an·choly …

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  • 34melancholy — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 a pensive sadness. 2 a mental depression. b a habitual or constitutional tendency to this. 3 hist. one of the four humours; black bile (see HUMOUR n. 5). adj. (of a person) sad, gloomy; (of a thing) saddening, depressing; …

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  • 35Melancholy Elephants — is a Hugo Award winning science fiction short story written by Spider Robinson in 1983. The story examines the interaction of copyright and longevity, and the possible effects of the extension of copyright to perpetuity. Its title is a reference… …

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  • 36Melancholy Beast — Studio album by Pyramaze Released May, 2004 …

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  • 37Melancholy Baby (film) — Melancholy Baby Directed by Sean Hood Produced by Amanda Sweikow Cain DeVore Written by …

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  • 38Melancholy (album) — Melancholy Live album by Cecil Taylor Released 1999 Recorded September 30, 1990 …

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  • 39Melancholy Woodpecker — Illustration (right) with Gabon Woodpecker Scientific classification Kingdom …

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  • 40melancholy woodpecker — niūrusis savaninis genys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Dendropicos lugubris angl. melancholy woodpecker vok. Düsterspecht, m pranc. pic à raies noires, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – savaniniai geniai …

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