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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears.

Usage examples (39)
  • Since the seventeenth century, the term melancholia has been used to in a stricter, modern meaning.
  • At least since the twelfth century, the term melancholia has been used to identify depressive illness.
  • Anyway, melancholia is part of the Christmas spirit.
  • They're not for our benefit after all: the pleasure we get from them, the sweeter form of melancholia, is a bonus. for more
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