Melancholy and Sorrowful


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Melancholy adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: she was a bit melancholy after her youngest child left for college

Sorrowful is a synonym for melancholy in sad topic. In some cases you can use "Sorrowful" instead an adjective "Melancholy", when it comes to topics like feeling, depressed, unhappy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
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Sorrowful adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: adopted a sorrowful tone of voice to read the news story about the former governor's death

Melancholy is a synonym for sorrowful in sad topic. You can use "Melancholy" instead the word "Sorrowful" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as feeling, unhappy, grieving. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sorrow, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorrowfully
Synonyms for Sorrowful

Things that words describes

nature melancholy nature sorrowful nature
face melancholy face sorrowful face
tone melancholy tone sorrowful tone
story melancholy story sorrowful story
Other nouns: music, melody, ballad, pieces, moments.
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