noun see melancholia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • melancholiac — (n.) 1863, from MELANCHOLY (Cf. melancholy). Earlier in same sense was melancholian (mid 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • melancholiac — /mel euhn koh lee ak /, adj. 1. affected with melancholia. n. 2. a person who is affected with melancholia. [1860 65; MELANCHOLI(A) + AC] * * * …   Universalium

  • melancholiac — mel·an·cho·li·ac lē .ak n one affected with melancholia …   Medical dictionary

  • melancholiac — mel·an cho·li·ac || ‚lɪmelÉ™n kəʊlɪək n. one who is stricken with melancholia (Psychiatry); person who suffers from sadness or depression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • melancholiac — mel·an·cho·li·ac …   English syllables

  • melancholiac — /mɛlənˈkoʊliæk/ (say meluhn kohleeak) adjective 1. affected with melancholia. –noun 2. someone affected with melancholia …   Australian English dictionary

  • melancholiac — noun someone subject to melancholia • Syn: ↑melancholic • Derivationally related forms: ↑melancholic (for: ↑melancholic) • Hypernyms: ↑depressive …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypochondriac — adj 1. melancholy, melancholic, melancholiac, depressed, dejected, dispirited, vaporish, disconsolate, sad, gloomy; listless, mopish, spiritless, undone, cheerless; valetudinary, hypochondriacal, malingering, anxious, worried, neurotic,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • melancholia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, melancholy Date: 1607 a mental condition and especially a manic depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions • melancholiac noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melancholic — 1. Relating to or characteristic of melancholia. 2. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterized by irritability and a pessimistic outlook. 3. A person who is exhibiting melancholia. * * * mel·an·chol·ic .mel ən käl ik adj 1) of, relating to,… …   Medical dictionary

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