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