Definition of Melancholic

1. Noun. Someone subject to melancholia.

Exact synonyms: Melancholiac
Generic synonyms: Depressive



2. Adjective. Characterized by or causing or expressing sadness. "We acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
Exact synonyms: Melancholy
Similar to: Sad
Derivative terms: Melancholia

Definition of Melancholic

1. a. Given to melancholy; depressed; melancholy; dejected; unhappy.

2. n. One affected with a gloomy state of mind.

Definition of Melancholic

1. Adjective. Filled with or affected by melancholy—great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature. ¹

2. Noun. A person who is habitually melancholy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melancholic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melancholic

1. 1. Relating to or characteristic of melancholia. 2. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterised by irritability and a pessimistic outlook. 3. A person who is exhibiting melancholia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melancholic

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Literary usage of Melancholic

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1. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1867)
"THE melancholic TEMPERAMENT. 598, a. The melancholic temperament has certain points of resemblance to the sanguine, though they are strongly ..."

2. Nervous and mental diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1899)
"When, in any given case, the melancholic phase recurs again, it is prone to ... Like the melancholic phase, the maniacal period of circular insanity Fig. ..."

3. The Principles of Medical Psychology: Being the Outlines of a Course of Lectures by Ernst Feuchtersleben, Benjamin Guy Babington (1847)
"The melancholic temperament (which must by no means be confounded with melancholy, or even with the melancholy disposition, see above,) presents, ..."

4. Multiple Personality: An Experimental Investigation Into the Nature of Human by Boris Sidis, Simon Philip Goodhart (1905)
"In respect to stability, melancholic states contrast strongly with maniacal states, ... melancholic states have a great similarity to sleeping states. ..."

5. The Domestic World: A Practical Guide in All the Daily Difficulties of the by Robert Kemp Philp (1872)
"melancholic. — Features in a concave basis ; cheekbone, flat, ... The melancholic, a warmly-attached friend. . . . , The phlegmatic, ballast, rest. ..."

6. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1841)
"melancholic or Atrabilious Temperament. Here the vital functions are ... Like the melancholic temperament, this is, however, seldom natural or primitive. ..."

7. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"181 When the king was in this melancholic posture, it was a great refreshment, and some advantage to him, to hear that the disorder the parliament was in ..."

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