Melancholia



[mel-uh n-koh-lee-uh, -kohl-yuh] /ˌmɛl ənˈkoʊ li ə, -ˈkoʊl yə/

noun
1.
a mental condition characterized by great depression of spirits and gloomy forebodings.
2.
Psychiatry. .
/ˌmɛlənˈkəʊlɪə/
noun
1.
a former name for depression
n.

1690s, from Modern Latin melancholia (see melancholy).

melancholia mel·an·cho·li·a (měl’ən-kō’lē-ə)
n.
A mental disorder characterized by depression, apathy, and withdrawal.
mel’an·cho’li·ac (-lē-āk’) adj. & n.

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