Melancholy is a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged. In the ancient world, melancholy was defined as the condition of having too much black bile, considered in ancient and medieval medicine to cause gloominess and depression.
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NOUN [PLURAL MEL·AN·CHOL·IES.]
a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression.
sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.
affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed: a melancholy mood.
causing melancholy or sadness; saddening: a melancholy occasion.