One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
melancholy, sad, sorrowful, melancholic, mournful, lugubrious, gloomy, pensive
depressed, desolate, despondent, dejected, down, downhearted, downcast, crestfallen, disconsolate, glum, sunk in gloom, miserable, wretched, dismal, dispirited, discouraged, low, in low spirits, in the doldrums, blue, morose, funereal, woeful, woebegone, doleful, wistful, unhappy, joyless, low-spirited, sombre
informal down in the dumps, down in the mouth, blue
archaic heartsick, heartsore, chap-fallen
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