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melancholiac (n.)

"person afflicted with melancholy, one who is affected with mental gloom," 1819, from melancholia. Earlier in same sense were melancholian (1630s), melancholist (1590s), melancholic (1580s).

updated on December 19, 2018

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Definitions of melancholiac from WordNet

melancholiac (n.)
someone subject to melancholia;
Synonyms: melancholic
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