Melancholic



[mel-uh n-kol-ik] /ˌmɛl ənˈkɒl ɪk/

adjective
1.
disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy.
2.
of, relating to, or affected with .
/ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia
noun
2.
a person who suffers from melancholia
adj.

late 14c., from melancholy + -ic, or else from Late Latin melancholicus, from Greek melankholikos “choleric,” from melankholia “sadness” (see melancholy). As a noun, from 1580s. Earlier adjective formation was melancholian (mid-14c.), and melancholiac (mid-19c.) also was tried.

melancholic mel·an·chol·ic (měl’ən-kŏl’ĭk)
adj.

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