Gladness and Melancholy


Gladness noun - A feeling or state of well-being and contentment.
Usage example: felt nothing but gladness at seeing her best friend beat her out for the award

Melancholy is an antonym for gladness in happiness topic.

Nearby Words: glad, gladly


Melancholy noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: the bleakness of winter sometimes gives me cause for melancholy

Gladness is an antonym for melancholy in topics: sadness, depression.

Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
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