1. Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.
2. Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.
3. Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.
4. Favorable to meditation; somber. A pretty, melancholy seat, well wooded and watered. (Evelin)
Synonym: gloomy, sad, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, unhappy, hypochondriac, disconsolate, heavy, doleful, dismal, calamitous, afflictive.