melancholia

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mel·an·cho·li·a

 (mĕl′ən-kō′lē-ə)
n.
Extreme, persistent sadness or hopelessness; depression. No longer in clinical use.

[Late Latin, melancholy; see melancholy.]

mel′an·cho′li·ac (-lē-ăk′) adj. & n.

melancholia

(ˌmɛlənˈkəʊlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) a former name for depression
ˌmelanˈcholiˌac adj, n

mel•an•cho•li•a

(ˌmɛl ənˈkoʊ li ə, -ˈkoʊl yə)

n.
a severe form of depression characterized typically by weight loss, insomnia, and an inability to experience pleasure.
[1685–95; < Late Latin; see melancholy]
mel`an•cho′li•ac, n.

melancholia

a condition of abnormal gloom or depression, of ten of an intensity to become a form of insanity. — melancholiac, n., adj. — melancholie, n., adj.
See also: Melancholy
a condition of abnormal gloom or depression, often of an intensity to become a form of insanity. — melancholiac, n., adj. — melancholie, n., adj.
See also: Insanity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melancholia - extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fearsmelancholia - extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
Translations

melancholia

[ˌmelənˈkəʊlɪə] Nmelancolía f

melancholia

nSchwermut f, → Melancholie f

melancholia

[ˌmɛlənˈkəʊljə] n (old) (Psych) → malinconia

mel·an·cho·li·a

n. melancolía, depresión acentuada.
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