(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. dejection, sadness, dole-fulness, melancholy; shadow, shade, dimness, darkness, obscurity; pessimism. Ant., cheerfulness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Heavy shade]
Syn. shadow, murk, dimness, dark; see darkness 1 .
2. [Heavy spirits]
Syn. woe, sadness, depression, dejection, melancholy, melancholia, dullness, despondency, misery, sorrow, morbidity, pensiveness, hypochondriasis, catatonia, dolor, malaise, vexation, pessimism, foreboding, low spirits, cheerlessness, heaviness of mind, weariness, apprehension, misgiving, distress, affliction, despair, oppression, anguish, grief, horror, mourning, bitterness, mortification, chagrin, discouragement, disconsolateness, the blues*, the dumps*, the doldrums*, blue funk*.
Ant. happiness*, optimism, gaiety.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. darkness dimness, murk, shadow, obscurity, shade, dusk, blackness, cloudiness.
2. sadness depression, hopelessness, melancholy, despair, woe, grief, sorrow, dejection, unhappiness, desolation, heavy-heartedness.
ANT.: 1. brightness, sunniness, light, radiance. 2. happiness, cheerfulness, joy
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A feeling or spell of dismally low spirits: blues, dejection, depression, despondence, despondency, doldrums, dolefulness, down-heartedness, dumps, dysphoria, funk, glumness, heavy-heartedness, melancholy, mope (used in plural), mournfulness, sadness, unhappiness. See FEELINGS, HAPPY. II verb To make dim or indistinct: becloud, bedim, befog, blear, blur, cloud, dim, dull, eclipse, fog, mist, obfuscate, obscure, overcast, overshadow, shadow. See CLEAR.

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