melancholiac

melancholiac

[mel-uhn-koh-lee-ak]
adjective
1.
affected with melancholia.
noun
2.
a person who is affected with melancholia.

Origin:
1860–65; melancholi(a) + -ac

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melancholia (ˌmɛlənˈkəʊlɪə)
 
n
a former name for depression
 
melan'choliac
 
adj, —n

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