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melancholy, misery, sadness, unhappiness, sorrow, woe, gloom, gloominess, dejection, downheartedness, despondency, dispiritedness, low spirits, heavy-heartedness, moroseness, discouragement, despair, desolation, dolefulness, moodiness, pessimism, hopelessnessView synonyms
- ‘He then draws it alow; twofold is the reason why he must draw it alow.’
- ‘Stained and morning-breathèd, we woke in Atocha, to puissant concussions alow the ground.’
- 1.1Nautical In or into the lower part of a ship, e.g., down from the rigging, or below deck.
- ‘Meanwhile, if you don't mind, I'd like to go alow and rest down in your cabin.’
Late Middle English (in nautical use since the early 16th century): from a- on + low.
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