- melancholia attonita,
Origin of melancholiac
Examples from the Web for melancholiac
But, Carley, you are not a sentimentalist, or a melancholiac.The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
A saint in ecstasy is as motionless and irresponsive and one-idea'd as a melancholiac.A Book of Exposition|Homer Heath Nugent
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.
He remembered one of those men in the islands who had become a melancholiac.The Law of Hemlock Mountain|Hugh Lundsford
1863, from melancholy. Earlier in same sense was melancholian (mid-14c.).