Melancholy and Sadness


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

Sadness is a synonym for melancholy in mental condition topic. In some cases you can use "Sadness" instead a noun "Melancholy", when it comes to topics like despondency, sorrow, grief, gloom. popular alternative

Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia


Sadness noun - A state or spell of low spirits.
Usage example: she was filled with sadness at the thought of having to leave her family

Melancholy is a synonym for sadness in unhappiness topic. You can use "Melancholy" instead a noun "Sadness", if it concerns topics such as mental condition, despondency, sorrow, gloom. popular alternative

Nearby Words: sad, sadly

How words are described

pure pure melancholy pure sadness
certain certain melancholy certain sadness
present present melancholy present sadness
wistful wistful melancholy wistful sadness
Other adjectives: lingering.

Both words in one sentence

  • Sadness Tropes Tropes used to evoke or convey sadness and melancholy.
  • He's kind, honorable and well-intentioned, but with an aura of sadness and melancholy surrounding him.
  • Music / Lana Del Rey The common strains running through her music are themes of deep sadness and melancholy, ennui, disenchantment and romanticised self-destructiveness or depression.
Cite this Source
Sadness and Melancholy. (2016). Retrieved 2022, June 25, from
Melancholy & Sadness. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Jun. 2022. <>.
Sadness or Melancholy. 2016. Accessed June 25, 2022.
Google Ngram Viewer shows how "melancholy" and "sadness" have occurred on timeline