An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (despondent)
a. melancholic
Las personas melancólicas tienden a pensar que el pasado era mejor.Melancholic people tend to think that the past was better.
b. melancholy
Lo mejor que puedes hacer en un día melancólico como hoy es salir con tus amigos.The best thing for a melancholy day like today is to go out with your friends.
c. sad
Hoy me siento melancólico porque me he acordado de mi abuelo.I feel sad today because I remembered my grandfather.
d. gloomy
El rostro melancólico de mi madre dejaba claro que se encontraba triste.It was obvious from my mother's gloomy face that she was feeling down.
e. wistful
Laura tenía la mirada melancólica y parecía que iba a llorar.Laura had a wistful look about her and it looked like she was going to cry.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (sad person)
a. melancholic person
Los melancólicos suelen tener una visión negativa del presente.Melancholic people generally have a negative outlook of the present.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. melancholic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. melancholic person
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(triste) melancholy; sad; (soñador) wistful;
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