melancholic


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mel·an·chol·ic

 (mĕl′ən-kŏl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Affected with or subject to melancholy.
2. Of or relating to melancholia.

mel′an·chol′ic n.
mel′an·chol′i·cal·ly adv.

melancholic

(ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk)
adj
relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia
n
(Psychiatry) a person who suffers from melancholia
ˌmelanˈcholically adv

mel•an•chol•ic

(ˌmɛl ənˈkɒl ɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or affected with melancholia.
2. affected with melancholy; gloomy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek]
mel`an•chol′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melancholic - someone subject to melancholiamelancholic - someone subject to melancholia  
depressive - someone suffering psychological depression
Adj.1.melancholic - characterized by or causing or expressing sadnessmelancholic - characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
sad - experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti

melancholic

adjective
Translations
apeamelankolinen
melankoličan
melankolisk

melancholic

[ˌmelənˈkɒlɪk] ADJmelancólico

melancholic

n (liter)Melancholiker(in) m(f)

melancholic

[ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk] adjmalinconico/a

mel·an·chol·ic

a. melancólico-a, rel. a la melancolía.
References in classic literature ?
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There was no change of expression in the dark melancholic face.
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