Melancholy and Unhappy


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

Unhappy is a synonym for melancholy in feeling topic. In some cases you can use "Unhappy" instead an adjective "Melancholy", when it comes to topics like depressed, sad, despondent, happy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
Synonyms for Melancholy


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Unhappy adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: he's been unhappy ever since his family's move, which took him away from all his friends

Melancholy is a synonym for unhappy in sad topic. You can use "Melancholy" instead the word "Unhappy" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as happy. popular alternative
Nearby Word: unhappily
Synonyms for Unhappy

Things that words describes

person melancholy person unhappy person
girl melancholy girl unhappy girl
mood melancholy mood unhappy mood
man melancholy man unhappy man
Other nouns: guy, place, past, version.

Both words in one sentence

  • She began her service at court in the entourage of the Empress Akiko in the early years of the 11th c.Murasaki portrays herself as melancholy and reserved and feeling out of place and unhappy at court - though she admits she is no happier at home.
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