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Definition of "melancholiac" []

  • A person affected with melancholia; a melancholy maniac. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "melancholiac" in a sentence
  • "He went so far as to question Scripture: "If there are thus no other signs necessary to demon possession, than those which are described by the Evangelists, [then] every epileptic, melancholiac, phrenetic, will have the devil in their body: and there will be more demoniacs in the world than fools.""
  • "The posture and expression remind us at once of the katatonia which is symptomatic of dementia præcox and other stuporose and melancholiac conditions in adult life."
  • "I daresay I _am_ -- but I _do_ object to being made out a hopeless melancholiac!"
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