melancholic


melancholic

adjective

  1. disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy.
  2. of, relating to, or affected with melancholia.

adjective

  1. relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia

noun

  1. a person who suffers from melancholia

adj.late 14c., from melancholy + -ic, or else from Late Latin melancholicus, from Greek melankholikos “choleric,” from melankholia “sadness” (see melancholy). As a noun, from 1580s. Earlier adjective formation was melancholian (mid-14c.), and melancholiac (mid-19c.) also was tried. adj.

  1. Affected with or being subject to melancholy.
  2. Of or relating to melancholia.

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