melancholiac

[ mel-uh n-koh-lee-ak ]
/ ˌmɛl ənˈkoʊ liˌæk /
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adjective

affected with melancholia.

noun

a person who is affected with melancholia.

Nearby words

  1. melammed,
  2. melampus,
  3. melan-,
  4. melancholia,
  5. melancholia attonita,
  6. melancholic,
  7. melancholy,
  8. melanchthon,
  9. melanedema,
  10. melanesia

Origin of melancholiac

First recorded in 1860–65; melancholi(a) + -ac

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Word Origin and History for melancholiac

melancholiac

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper