- a mental condition characterized by great depression of spirits and gloomy forebodings.
- Psychiatry. endogenous depression.
Origin of melancholia
Related Words for melancholiadiscontent, pain, distress, agony, desolation, despondency, discomfort, grief, suffering, despair, torment, affliction, woe, anguish, sadness, depression, unhappiness, melancholia, abjection, dreariness
Examples from the Web for melancholia
Contemporary Examples of melancholia
Melancholia also produced a scandal at Cannes, but for another reason altogether.Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Raw Performance in ‘Nymphomaniac’ Is Not About the Sex
March 21, 2014
But she continues: “What is the relation between a sign and melancholia?”The Best Things to See at Frieze Art Fair NY 2013
May 10, 2013
He also has a taste for dark fugues, nocturnes, and symphonies of melancholia.3 Must Reads: ‘Kayak Morning,’ ‘Mr. g,’ and ‘Alex Gilvarry’
Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao, Jacob Silverman
February 8, 2012
No one who sees Melancholia can deny that that role has arrived for Dunst.
Despite this backdrop, Kirsten Dunst radiates excitement when she comes to talk about Melancholia.
Historical Examples of melancholia
The truth was that she had given signs of melancholia ever since the death of Antonin.Fruitfulness
Melancholia is where is offered a good chance for Christian Science.Evening Round Up
William Crosbie Hunter
What if the gentleman in a sudden fit of melancholia had thrown himself into the lake?Jerry
Is not this a manifest case of insanity, in the form known as melancholia?Pages From an Old Volume of Life
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You're going to get out of this wretched, unkempt state of melancholia at once.A Village of Vagabonds
F. Berkeley Smith
- a former name for depression
1690s, from Modern Latin melancholia (see melancholy).
- A mental disorder characterized by depression, apathy, and withdrawal.