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1. A migraine.
2. often megrims A caprice or fancy.
3. megrims Depression or unhappiness: "If these megrims are the effect of Love, thank Heaven, I never knew what it was" (Samuel Richardson).

[Middle English migrem, variant of migraine; see migraine.]


n (functioning as singular)
1. archaic a fit of depression
2. (Veterinary Science) archaic a disease of horses and cattle; staggers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megrims - a state of depressionmegrims - a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
References in classic literature ?
Ah, it was a pity she should take such megrims into her head, when she might ha' stayed wi' us all summer, and eaten twice as much as she wanted, and it 'ud niver ha' been missed.
Lydgate was abrupt but not irritable, taking little notice of megrims in healthy people; and Ladislaw did not usually throw away his susceptibilities on those who took no notice of them.
This was the first attack of the megrims that I remembered in my mistress since the time when she was a young girl.