melancholic definition

  • adjective:
    • Affected with or subject to melancholy.
    • Of or associated with melancholia.
    • full of or impacted by melancholy—great despair or despair, particularly of a thoughtful or introspective nature.
    • directed at melancholy; depressed; melancholy; dejected; unsatisfied.
    • characterized by or causing or articulating sadness
  • noun:
    • somebody who is habitually melancholy.
    • One impacted with a gloomy mind-set.
    • A gloomy mind-set; melancholy.
    • one that is suffering from mental gloom; a hypochondriac; in pathology, a person who is suffering from melancholia; a melancholiac.
    • A gloomy frame of mind.
    • some body at the mercy of melancholia
  • others:
    • Affected with melancholy; depressing; hypochondriac.
    • generated by melancholy; expressive or suggestive of melancholy; somber; gloomy; mournful: as, melancholic strains.
    • creating melancholy; regrettable; causing sorrow.

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