- melancholia attonita,
Origin of melancholic
Examples from the Web for melancholic
Taylor had recently broken off an engagement with the actress Neva Gerber, who complained of his melancholic moods.
For us, this is Louis C.K. and his crabby, melancholic, and profanely funny half-hour comedy.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.|Andrew Romano|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This ungainly man soon percolated in my own melancholic imagination.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maintaining tight eye contact, the butlers pluck out audience members for a gripping, melancholic dance.
At first blush, it brings to mind the sultry, melancholic croon of Lana Del Rey.Meet Lorde, the 16-Year-Old Singer Poised to Take Over Pop Music|Marlow Stern|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In many cases the refusal of food is associated with the patient's melancholic delusions.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
But this condition gave rise to increasing nervous irritation and melancholic depression.The Sexual Question|August Forel
I mind how I combated his melancholy, for he was most melancholic.The Path of the King|John Buchan
The gnomes are covetous, and of the melancholic temperament.Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry|William Butler Yeats
This turned in his later years into a melancholic temperament.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
late 14c., from melancholy + -ic, or else from Late Latin melancholicus, from Greek melankholikos "choleric," from melankholia "sadness" (see melancholy). As a noun, from 1580s. Earlier adjective formation was melancholian (mid-14c.), and melancholiac (mid-19c.) also was tried.