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Pronunciation:  `melun'kowleeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

MELANCHOLIA is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: depression



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mel`an*cho"li*a\, n. [L. See {Melancholy}.] (Med.)
A kind of mental unsoundness characterized by extreme
depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and
brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.

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