melancholiac

[mel-uh n-koh-lee-ak]
noun
  1. a person who is affected with melancholia.

Origin of melancholiac

First recorded in 1860–65; melancholi(a) + -ac
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Word Origin and History for melancholiac
n.

1863, from melancholy. Earlier in same sense was melancholian (mid-14c.).

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