Synonyms of melancholy in English:

melancholy


See definition of melancholy

adjective

1‘Mozart's exquisitely melancholy clarinet concerto’

SYNONYMS

sad, sorrowful, desolate, melancholic, mournful, lugubrious, gloomy, pensive

despondent, dejected, depressed, depressing, down, downhearted, downcast, 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, heavy-hearted, low-spirited, sombre, defeatist, pessimistic

informal down in the dumps, down in the mouth, morbid

ANTONYMS

cheerful, happy


noun

1‘a feeling of melancholy descended on him’

SYNONYMS

desolation, sadness, pensiveness, woe, sorrow, melancholia

unhappiness, dejection, depression, gloom, gloominess, misery, low spirits, moroseness, doldrums, defeatism, pessimism, dejectedness, dispiritedness, despondency

informal the dumps, the blues

ANTONYMS

cheerfulness, happiness