- affected with melancholia.
- a person who is affected with melancholia.
Origin of melancholiac
Examples from the Web for melancholiac
Historical Examples of melancholiac
He remembered one of those men in the islands who had become a melancholiac.The Law of Hemlock Mountain
A saint in ecstasy is as motionless and irresponsive and one-idea'd as a melancholiac.A Book of Exposition
Homer Heath Nugent
But, Carley, you are not a sentimentalist, or a melancholiac.The Call of the Canyon
A man subjected long to that soul-cramping stress, with no outlet or abatement, would have become a melancholiac.The Tempering
Charles Neville Buck
His attitude toward them is that of the paranoiac, vindictive, rather than that of the melancholiac, humiliated.
1863, from melancholy. Earlier in same sense was melancholian (mid-14c.).