Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun melancholic

1 sense of melancholic

Sense 1
melancholic, melancholiac -- (someone subject to melancholia)
       => depressive -- (someone suffering psychological depression)

Antonyms of adj melancholic

1 sense of melancholic

Sense 1
melancholy, melancholic -- (characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth")

INDIRECT (VIA sad) -> glad -- (showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy; "glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion")

Similarity of adj melancholic

1 sense of melancholic

Sense 1
melancholy, melancholic -- (characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth")
       => sad (vs. glad) -- (experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti)

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