from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affected with or subject to melancholy.
- adj. Of or relating to melancholia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Filled with or affected by melancholy—great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.
- n. A person who is habitually melancholy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to melancholy; depressed; melancholy; dejected; unhappy.
- n. One affected with a gloomy state of mind.
- n. A gloomy state of mind; melancholy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with melancholy; gloomy; hypochondriac.
- Produced by melancholy; expressive or suggestive of melancholy; somber; gloomy; mournful: as, melancholic strains.
- Producing melancholy; unfortunate; causing sorrow.
- n. One who is affected with mental gloom; a hypochondriac; in pathology, one who suffers from melancholia; a melancholiac.
- n. A gloomy state of mind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone subject to melancholia
- adj. characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
From Ancient Greek μελαγχολικός (melankholikos, "atrabilious, impulsive, of atrabilious or melancholic temperament"), from μελαγχολία (melankholia, "melancholy"). (Wiktionary)