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Meaning of MELANCHOLIC

Pronunciation:  `melun'kâlik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone subject to melancholia
  2. [adj]  characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
 

MELANCHOLIC is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: melancholiac, melancholy, sad
 
 See Also: depressive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mel"an*chol`ic\, a. [L. melancholicus, Gr. ?: cf.
    F. m['e]lancholique.]
    Given to melancholy; depressed; melancholy; dejected;
    unhappy.
    
          Just as the melancholic eye Sees fleets and armies in
          the sky.                                 --Prior.
    
    
  2. \Mel"an*chol`ic\, n. [Obs.]
    1. One affected with a gloomy state of mind. --J. Spenser.
    
    2. A gloomy state of mind; melancholy. --Clarendon.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ambivert, atrabiliar, atrabilious, blase, blue, brooder, choleric, cycloid, cyclothyme, cyclothymic, depressing, depressive, dispirited, ectomorph, endomorph, extrovert, fed-up, funky, gloomy Gus, good and tired, introvert, irked, jaded, joyless, life-weary, melancholiac, melancholy, mesomorph, mope, pensive, phlegmatic, sad, saddening, sanguine, satiated, schizoid, schizothyme, sick, sick of, sourpuss, splenetic, syntone, tired, tired of, tired of living, tired to death, triste, tristful, wearied, weariful, weary, weary unto death, wistful, world-weary
 

 

 

 

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