1. Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
  2. Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
  3. Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.
  4. Ill nature.


  1. Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
  2. Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
  3. Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.
  4. Favorable to meditation; somber.