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Of, having, or relating to nostalgia.
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  1. Of, having, or relating to nostalgia.
  2. Reminiscent of the speaker's childhood or younger years.
Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected.
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  1. Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected.
  2. Sadly or soberly musing; pensive
  3. Sad and depressed; gloomy
(Informal) Very bad; deplorable
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  1. (Informal) Very bad; deplorable
  2. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing:
  3. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness:
Feeling or showing a yearning
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  1. Feeling or showing a yearning
Engaged in deep and serious thought.
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  1. Engaged in deep and serious thought.
  2. Thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad or melancholy things
  1. Aspiring, or seeking advancement.
  2. Having or showing a wish; desirous; longing
  3. Expressing a wish or longing for something.
Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
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  1. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate.
  2. Having no hope; despairing:
  3. Having no hope or chance of changing or improving:
Full of soul.
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  1. Full of soul.
  2. Full of or expressing deep feeling; profoundly emotional.
  1. Sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.
  2. Expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad
Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
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  1. Having the color of the clear sky or the deep sea
  2. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a blue square, indicating an intermediate level of difficulty.
  3. Indecent; risqué:
  1. Sad and dispirited.
  2. In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
Unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
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  1. Unhappy, and blaming oneself rather than others; despondent
  2. Lower in amount, degree, or position:
  3. Low in spirits; dejected.
Made uninhabitable; laid waste; in a ruinous state
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  1. Made uninhabitable; laid waste; in a ruinous state
  2. Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness.
  3. Barren; lifeless:
Without energy, gusto or drive, enervated, without the will to accomplish, disheartened.
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  1. Without energy, gusto or drive, enervated, without the will to accomplish, disheartened.
  2. Affected or marked by low spirits; dejected.
Not permitted to advance further in the play because forward progress has stopped, especially by being tackled. Used of a ball carrier.
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  1. Not permitted to advance further in the play because forward progress has stopped, especially by being tackled. Used of a ball carrier.
  2. Low in spirits; depressed:
  3. Characterized by low or falling prices
Very unhappy or discouraged; sad; dejected
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  1. Very unhappy or discouraged; sad; dejected
  2. (Of eyes) Looking downwards.
  3. Low in spirits; depressed.
  1. Sad
  2. In low spirits; discouraged; dejected
Not vivid; not brilliant; dim
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  1. Not vivid; not brilliant; dim
  2. Cloudy or overcast:
  3. Not bright, vivid, or shiny:
Pertaining to dysphoria, or of being in a state of dysphoria
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  1. Pertaining to dysphoria, or of being in a state of dysphoria
Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
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  1. Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
  2. Showing or filled with gloom:
  3. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
Melancholy; depressed; sad.
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  1. Melancholy; depressed; sad.
Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
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  1. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
  2. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  3. Not loud; soft:
Of or relating to melancholia.
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  1. Of or relating to melancholia.
  2. Affected with or subject to melancholy.
  3. Filled with or affected by melancholy"”great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.
Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom:
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  1. Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom:
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected.
  3. Sad and depressed; gloomy
Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness:
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  1. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness:
  2. Dark or dull in color; drab
  3. Having, expressing, or showing low spirits or sorrow; unhappy; mournful; sorrowful
Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
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  1. Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
Sorrowful; gloomy.
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  1. Sorrowful; gloomy.
  2. (Archaic) Sad; sorrowful; melancholy
Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky:
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  1. Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky:
  2. Not suitable or apt; ill-chosen
  3. Not suitable; inappropriate:
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