melancholy

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melancholy

noun
mel·​an·​choly | \ ˈme-lən-ˌkä-lē \
plural melancholies
1a depression of spirits : dejection
1b a pensive mood
2a melancholia sense 1
2b archaic : an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression
2c archaic : black bile
adjective
1a suggestive or expressive of sadness or depression of mind or spirit
1b causing or tending to cause sadness or depression of mind or spirit : dismal a melancholy thought
2a depressed in spirits : dejected, sad
2b pensive

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And a result of excess folly,
Ben, though formerly seen as jolly,
Now saw his life as a complete mess,
And wallowed alone in melancholy.

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