Melancholy

Definition of Melancholy

Mel´an`chol`y
n.1.
1.Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
2.Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
3.Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.
4.Ill nature.
a.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.

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