(n.) Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
(n.) Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
(n.) Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.
(n.) Ill nature.
(a.) Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
(a.) Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
(a.) Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.
(a.) Favorable to meditation; somber.
(1) One radio critic described Jacobs' late night Sunday show as a "tidying-up time, a time for wistfulness, melancholy, a recognition that there were once great things and great feelings in this world.
(2) And melancholy is not the only thing that links Haigh’s work.
(3) Melancholy originally had another meaning from the present one.
(4) the agitated type of involutional melancholy occurred twice as often in Canada as in Hungary, the apathetic cases were rarer in Canada, and the illness began earlier among Canadian women.
(5) Thus New Zealand, like other countries, may be entering an age of melancholy.
(6) English explanations stressed religious aspects and a relationship to melancholy.
(7) I too was attracted to the paintings of De Chirico and Delvaux, with their dreamplaces – empty, melancholy cities, abandoned temples, broken statues, shadows, exaggerated perspectives.
(8) Earlier this week in Janesville, where post-industrial melancholy is evident in a closed car plant and eerily quiet downtown, House speaker Paul Ryan crushed a Trump-style challenger in a congressional primary.
(9) There was always a rueful melancholy, stiffened by irony and leavened by humour about him.
(10) Song of the summer was Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks, with its odd blend of keening melancholy and positivism.
(11) Resorting to a series of Ted the swordsman scenes which may merely be the lurid fantasies of the heroine, director Christine Jeffs never makes it clear whether Hughes was a rampaging philanderer whose sexual conquests and general obliviousness to Plath's mounting depression led to her demise, or a man driven into other women's arms by his wife's chronic melancholy - perhaps the most time-honoured excuse of the inveterate tomcat - or both.
(12) "Oh, if one of Dostoevsky's novels, whose black melancholy is regarded with such indulgent admiration, were signed with the name of Goncourt, what a slating it would get all along the line."
(13) It's a melancholy fate for any writer to become an eponym for all that he despised, but that is what happened to George Orwell, whose memory is routinely abused in unthinking uses of the adjective "Orwellian".
(14) As the lead singer with the Walker Brothers, he enjoyed a number of melancholy hits with songs such as The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, My Ship Is Coming In, No Regrets.
(15) The leading role is infinitely variable: as Oscar Wilde said , "There are as many Hamlets as there are melancholies."
(16) In the right light and with the right song playing on the radio, there is a certain melancholy charm to this bleak highway with its unfolding panorama of wind turbines and electricity pylons stretching to the horizon.
(17) On the contrary: Sørens incomparable melancholy, mental agony and anxiety (fear or anguish) forced the faith, existing independently of them, in a radical refining.
(18) There’s a magnificent melancholy about him, this shadowy figure performing an act of unrequited love.
(19) Closer is a melancholy piece but it is also laugh-out-loud funny, often, as in the very best drama, at moments of starkest pain.
(20) Research is needed to determine whether youth will be predisposed to further depressive episodes and, if so, will we be entering a new age of melancholy?
(a.) Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.
(a.) Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper.
(a.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.
(1) The history of saturnine gout is almost as old as civilization itself.
(2) barks saturnine sheriff "Duke" Perkins, his smalltown beard quivering with indignation.
(3) Acute attacks in saturnine gout are frequently polyarticular and tophi rarely develop.
(4) "The more Smith talks about his role as reluctant pop star, the more the claustrophobic tone of Bastille's saturnine pop makes sense.
(5) The finely chiselled, rather saturnine features and piercing eyes were those of a colonial magistrate rather than a bland television personality.
(6) The clinical features of saturnine gout are essentially similar to those of primary gout; however, acute attacks tend to occur in the knee more frequently than the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
(7) Facebook Twitter Pinterest It also captures Kovtun, a saturnine figure in a dark jacket, who flew to London from Hamburg.
(8) Incomplete regression of paralysis and persistant biological abnormalities after chelating treatment were demonstrative of heavy saturnine load even though the toxic exposure was brief.
(9) Among these diseases, lead or saturnine poisoning (colica saturnina) caused by lead monoxide PbO, also known as litharge, was much dreaded (a 17th-century physician from Goslar wrote a treatise on "Lithargyrii fumo noxio morbifico, vulgo dicto 'pit cat'"); a miner's disease associated with phthisis and pareses of a then unknown etiology; and in some cases even with hookworm disease that was much later recognised as yet another professional disease of miners.
(10) One hundred fifty years ago a young but distinguished French scientist, L. Tanquerel des Planches, published a most comprehensive work dealing with almost every known clinical, epidemiological, and occupational aspect of lead poisoning, Traité des Maladies de Plomb ou Saturnines exposing in its second volume, Paralysie de Plomb ou Saturnine his invaluable experience on lead palsy.
(11) Young off-duty local waiters for the most part, sallow and saturnine or handsomely jowly, smoking furiously between sets in the high cold frozen sun before they diligently remount the high cold frozen metal stairs past a flutter of busy-bee BBC continuity wizards: loop-fed multilingual script editors with one eye and one ear on the monitor, one ear clamped to a headphone, chill mittened fingers rewinding pages, an impossible third ear half-tuned to shouted stage directions.
(12) The relationship of these studies with guanase and to the etiology and treatment of saturnine gout, which appears in humans suffering from lead poisoning, is discussed.
(13) Chronic lead exposure is also implicated in the development of saturnine gout and hypertension.
(14) This provides a quantitative insight of the previously described 'capillary activation' phenomenon, caused by lead encephalopathy and reveals it as a significant sequel of saturnine action.
(15) As an actor in rep in the 50s, Pinter was always cast as the saturnine heavy, the man who could turn nasty at any moment, and he retains that aura, a still energy, a volcano that might just blow.
(16) The relation of these findings to saturnine gout is discussed.
(17) If Michelle had dressed herself and her daughters for defeat, she could hardly have chosen anything more saturnine.
(18) The diagnosis of saturnine gout rests on the history of exposure to lead, clinical features of lead toxicity, biochemical confirmation of high serum lead levels and other biochemical abnormalities, and the exclusion of other forms of gout.