Melancholy and Sorrow


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

Sorrow is a synonym for melancholy in sadness topic. In some cases you can use "Sorrow" instead a noun "Melancholy", when it comes to topics like depression, desolation.
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
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Sorrow noun – Deep sadness especially for the loss of someone or something loved.
Usage example: he felt great sorrow at the loss of his beloved dog

Melancholy is a synonym for sorrow in sadness topic. You can use "Melancholy" instead a noun "Sorrow", if it concerns topics such as grief.
Nearby Words: sorry, sorrowful, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorrowfully
Synonyms for Sorrow

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