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  • n. A person affected with melancholy; a melancholic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person affected with melancholy; a melancholic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Melancholy.
  • n. A melancholiac.

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Examples

  • William Guthrie knew, by his temperament, and by his knowledge of himself and of other men, that he was a great melancholian, and he studied how to divert himself sometimes in order that he might not be altogether drowned with his melancholy.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • 'William Guthrie was a great melancholian,' says Wodrow, and as we read that we are reminded of some other great melancholians, such as Blaise Pascal and John Foster and William Cowper.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • 'William Guthrie was a great melancholian,' says Wodrow, and as we read that we are reminded of some other great melancholians, such as Blaise

    Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents

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