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Dictionary definition for: Melancholy

1. (n) a feeling of thoughtful sadness

2. (s) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour" "her melancholic smile" "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"

3. (n) a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

4. (n) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

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