melancholia definition

  • noun:
    • A mental condition described as extreme depression, shame, hopelessness, and withdrawal.
    • Deep despair or gloom; melancholy
    • medical depression, characterised by irrational fears, guilt and apathy
    • A kind of emotional unsoundness described as severe depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of tips.
    • In pathology, a mental problem described as great depression along with a sluggishness and obvious painfulness of emotional action.
    • just like melancholy, 2.
    • extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and unreasonable concerns

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