- disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy.
- of, relating to, or affected with melancholia.
Origin of melancholic
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Examples from the Web for melancholic
Taylor had recently broken off an engagement with the actress Neva Gerber, who complained of his melancholic moods.How to Get Away With a Hollywood Murder
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For us, this is Louis C.K. and his crabby, melancholic, and profanely funny half-hour comedy.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.
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This ungainly man soon percolated in my own melancholic imagination.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President
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Maintaining tight eye contact, the butlers pluck out audience members for a gripping, melancholic dance.A Mad Feast Is the Next 'Sleep No More'
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At first blush, it brings to mind the sultry, melancholic croon of Lana Del Rey.Meet Lorde, the 16-Year-Old Singer Poised to Take Over Pop Music
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The captain was a clever, melancholic man, who had no unusual grip on his crew.Falk
This is the melancholic temperament, which does not shrink from the most profound inquiry.Six Centuries of Painting
My dear Madam, I am really getting too serious, philosophic, and melancholic.
She watched Paul growing irritable, priggish, and melancholic.
But he fretted so, got so furious suddenly, and again was melancholic.
- relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia
- a person who suffers from melancholia
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Word Origin and History for melancholic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Affected with or being subject to melancholy.
- Of or relating to melancholia.
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