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MELANCHOLIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does melancholia mean? 

MELANCHOLIA (noun)
  The noun MELANCHOLIA has 1 sense:

1. extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

  Familiarity information: MELANCHOLIA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MELANCHOLIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("melancholia" is a kind of...):

depression (a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity)


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