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MELANCHOLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does melancholic mean? 

MELANCHOLIC (noun)
  The noun MELANCHOLIC has 1 sense:

1. someone subject to melancholia

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


MELANCHOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective MELANCHOLIC has 1 sense:

1. characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

  Familiarity information: MELANCHOLIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MELANCHOLIC (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone subject to melancholia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

melancholiac; melancholic

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

depressive (someone suffering psychological depression)


MELANCHOLIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

Synonyms:

melancholic; melancholy

Context examples:

growing more melancholy every hour / her melancholic smile / we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

Similar:

sad (experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness)


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