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Definition of "melancholic" []

  • Affected with or subject to melancholy. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to melancholia. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "melancholic" in a sentence
  • "Whether we identify as melancholic, or a classic Meyers-Briggs Introvert-Sensing-Thinking-Judging, or excuse our disheveled bedroom as a sign of our creativity, we take comfort in classifying our personalities, even as we insist on our individuality."
  • "I will go out on a limb and suggest a certain melancholic mood perchance?"
  • "The melancholic is the person whose mum and dad made it impossible for him to maintain the illusion that normally keeps this awareness at bay."