Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 黯然销魂

By | July 1, 2013

Definition of 黯然销魂

黯然: depressed. 销魂: the soul leaves the body. 黯然销魂refers to a depressed mood as like soul is lost, the term is used to describe extreme sadness.

Example of 黯然销魂

每次离别都能令我魂飞魄散,要过几天才能缓过来。
Departure will always make me feel extreme sadness; it takes several days for recovery.

Synonyms:六神无主、丧魂失魄、失魂落魄
Antonyms: 怡然自得、洋洋得意

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