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melancholy

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noun mel·an·choly \ˈmel-ən-ˌkäl-ē\

Medical Definition of melancholy

plural melancholies

  1. 1a:  an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depressionb:  black bilec:  melancholia

  2. 2:  depression or dejection of spirits

melancholy adjective




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