melancholia[mel′ən kō′lē ə]
melancholia definition by Webster's New World
a mental disorder, often psychotic, characterized by extreme depression of spirits, brooding, and anxiety
Origin: Modern Latin ; from LL: see melancholy
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- melancholiac adjective, noun
melancholia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A mental disorder characterized by severe depression, guilt, hopelessness, and withdrawal.
Origin: Late Latin, melancholy; see melancholy.
- melˌan·choˈli·ac adjective & n.
melancholia - Medical Definition
A mental disorder characterized by depression, apathy, and withdrawal.
- melancholiac adjective & n.