melancholy


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Synonyms for melancholy

Synonyms for melancholy

Synonyms for melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

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grave or even gloomy in character

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From the bringing together of these two meanings of melancholy, perhaps even a third one emerges, a tacit one, one that needs to be excavated by the "analyst" perhaps, but one that could single-handedly define Pamuk's depiction of the Turkish psyche, not only in Istanbul but in his oeuvre as a whole.
Shenk has no psychobiographical theory or therapy to promote, nor does he nurture any Byronic illusions about the redemptive or creative powers of melancholy.
The Eighteenth-Century Shift from Melancholy to Good Cheer
That poem functions as a sort of hub: the first and final sections comprise poems that address aesthetics and writing; the poems in the second and sixth sections are poems of place (Cuba, Africa, the United States); the third and fifth sections include poems that treat melancholy and family.
I've just finished ISLAND OF THE SEQUINED LOVE NUN and THE LUST LIZARD OF MELANCHOLY COVE, too.
The technically impeccable Calvin Kitten, physically much smaller than Calmels, endowed his Apollo with darker, more melancholy overtones--an interpretation that contrasted with Calmels' and underscored the mysterious beauty and richness of the Balanchine work.
In "Profiles in Melancholy, Resilience: Abused kids react to genetics, adult support" (SN: 11/20/04, p.
Anyway, the point of this illustration is to describe the way we skateboarders are always looking for the deepest pool, the sharpest lip, the gnarliest slash, and by achieving these we attain a deep state of melancholy bliss--nirvana, if you will.
As is reflected in the wide chronological and disciplinary scope of the articles as published here, it was intended that the terms employed in the title of the conference should be left as open and as inviting as possible: the project was not only to discern a particular contemporary valence of the conjunction of those terms, nor simply to outline an overarching history of the culture of melancholy, but rather to invite contributors to reflect on the ways in which the two terms might be said to complicate any such punctual or chronological certainties about what constituted the history of melancholia and its cultural inventions or mediations.
This is just part of the melancholy seeping through this photography collection, where if a picture is worth 1,000 words, the thousands of words offered by way of Ricciardi's "diary" do much to rob the images of any presumed power.
The Other Side of Joy: Religious Melancholy Among the Bruderhof.
Haunting, elegiac and almost tangibly melancholy, In My Car is a short, devastating journey.
The insights of ethnopsychiatry and cultural psychology enable us, he believes, to see religious melancholy as a singular culture-bound syndrome, different both from its antecedents in the ancient and medieval world and from the forms of depressive illness recognized by modern secular diagnosticians.
Anatomy of Melancholy (in full Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is; with all the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes and Several Cures of it: In Three Maine Partitions With Their Several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut up, by Democritus Junior) Exposition by Burton, Robert , published in 1621 and expanded and altered in five subsequent editions (1624, 1628, 1632, 1638, 1651/52).
As a feminist analysis of the theory and poetics of melancholy throughout the ages, this study is unparalleled; as a psychoanalytical study of the Renaissance, it is exemplary.