Definition of Melancholiac

1. Noun. Someone subject to melancholia.

Exact synonyms: Melancholic
Generic synonyms: Depressive
Derivative terms: Melancholic



Definition of Melancholiac

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melancholiac

melalgia
melam
melamdim
melamed
melamine
melamine formaldehyde
melamine resin
melamines
melampode
melampyrite
melan-
melanaemia
melanagogue
melanagogues
melancholia
melancholiac (current term)
melancholiacs
melancholian
melancholians
melancholias
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melancholically
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melancholies
melancholily
melancholiness
melancholious
melancholist

Literary usage of Melancholiac

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1. Mind and Its Disorders: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by William Henry Butter Stoddart (1908)
"melancholiac GAIT. Melancholia may be said to have become chronic when ... Such cases should be designated ' melancholiac secondary delusional insanity'. ..."

2. The Clinical Journal (1899)
"The melancholiac has many physical signs. For instance, the breasts cease ... From one point of view the melancholiac may be regarded as a very dry person ..."

3. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1906)
"The effect of this abnormal fear upon the melancholiac does not differ, except in the period of time involved, from the effect ..."

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