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melancholic

[mel-uh n-kol-ik] /ˌmɛl ənˈkɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy.
2.
of, relating to, or affected with melancholia.
Origin of melancholic
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English melancolik < Latin melancholicus < Greek melancholikós. See melancholy, -ic
Related forms
melancholically, adverb
unmelancholic, adjective
unmelancholically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for melancholically

melancholic

/ˌmɛlənˈkɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or suffering from melancholy or melancholia
noun
2.
a person who suffers from melancholia
Derived Forms
melancholically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for melancholically

melancholic

adj.

late 14c., from melancholy + -ic, or else from Late Latin melancholicus, from Greek melankholikos "choleric," from melankholia "sadness" (see melancholy). As a noun, from 1580s. Earlier adjective formation was melancholian (mid-14c.), and melancholiac (mid-19c.) also was tried.

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melancholically in Medicine

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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