(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A feeling or spell of dismally low spirits: blues, dejection, depression, despondence, despondency, doldrums, downheartedness, dumps, dysphoria, funk, gloom, glumness, heavy-heartedness, melancholy, mope (used in plural), mournfulness, sadness, unhappiness. See FEELINGS, HAPPY.

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