a kind of mental unsoundness characterized by extreme depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.

Chloé was a deranged romantic obsessive who developed acute melancholia every time she fucked a stranger she lured home from a bar.

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“Melancholia.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/melancholia. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “melancholia”, accessed October 4, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/melancholia.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Melancholia. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/melancholia

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