Melibean

Mel`i`be´an


a.1.(Rhet.) Alternately responsive, as verses.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Although so ironic a reading may itself be Melibean, the combination of wisdom and "sensefull" indulgence in Spenser's Melibee suggests a corrective response to an excess perceived as being too one-sidedly moral.