Synonyms for melancholic:
in low spirits
dejected, dispirited, downhearted, glum, desolate, gloomy, disconsolate, low, woebegone, down, tristful, low-spirited, crestfallen, spiritless, melancholy, downcast, bad, dull, dysphoric, wistful, heavy-hearted, sad, despondent, blue, down in the mouth, unhappy.
Usage examples for melancholic:
- Lastly, there is the unquiet group of nervous or melancholic temperaments, their melancholy not weighed down by listless sadness as the inactive lymphatics, but more actively dissatisfied with things as they are- untiringly but unhopefully at work- hard on themselves, anxious- minded, assured that in spite of their efforts all will turn out for the worst, often scrupulous, capable of long- sustained efforts, often of heroic devotedness and superhuman endurance, for which their reward is not in this world, as the art of pleasing is singularly deficient in them. - "The Education of Catholic Girls", Janet Erskine Stuart.