melancholically

melancholic

[mel-uhn-kol-ik]
adjective
1.
disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy.
2.
of, pertaining to, or affected with melancholia.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English melancolik < Latin melancholicus < Greek melancholikós. See melancholy, -ic

melancholically, adverb
unmelancholic, adjective
unmelancholically, adverb
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melancholic (ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia
 
n
2.  a person who suffers from melancholia
 
melancholically
 
adv

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melancholic
late 14c., from L.L. melancholicus, from Gk. melankholikos, from melankholia sadness (see melancholy).
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melancholic mel·an·chol·ic (měl'ən-kŏl'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Affected with or being subject to melancholy.

  2. Of or relating to melancholia.

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