Melancholy and Sad


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Melancholy adjective – Causing unhappiness.
Usage example: the melancholy thought of having to say good-bye to all the friends he had made over the summer

Sad is a synonym for melancholy in feeling topic. In some cases you can use "Sad" instead the word "Melancholy" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like unhappy, happy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
Synonyms for Melancholy


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Sad adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: movies in which the hero dies always make us feel sad

Melancholy is a synonym for sad in unhappy topic. You can use "Melancholy" instead the word "Sad" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as feeling, gloomy, happy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sadness, sadly
Synonyms for Sad

Things that words describes

person melancholy person sad person
girl melancholy girl sad girl
state melancholy state sad state
note melancholy note sad note
Other nouns: place, piece, way, face, figure, example, tone, theme, music, voice, past, version, song, melody, ballad, tune, lyrics, songs, moments.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Jules and Jim It starts out happy, with fast editing, jump cuts and fun, and then it gets serious, melancholy and sad, and the editing gets slower and more moody.
  • Video Game / Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire When the conversation starts the music changes abruptly, turning sad and melancholy.
  • Music / Childish Gambino On because the internet, the sad and melancholy song "Urn" is immediately followed by "Pink Toes", probably one of the most upbeat tracks on the album.
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