melancholic


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someone subject to melancholia

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characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

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Most problematic, though, are the strained affiliations between the literary text and melancholic symptom.
2], and those with current or previous atypical MDD or atypical and melancholic combined MDD tended to have a higher baseline BMI than did those who were never depressed.
There is also a chapter on the cures of melancholy (wine, women, the great outdoors and music), followed by an epilogue about melancholy in the eighteenth century, when the disease went out of fashion, and in the nineteenth century, when there was a brief revival of the representation of artists as melancholic.
Self-portraits of the artist as a melancholic, or Elizabethan miniatures of noble lovers, show the painter or sitter in a performance of inspiration or elegant amorous sensibility: the disordered clothing, shaded eyes, and drooping head are outward trappings of inner states.
Burton prioritizes the hypostasis of acedic idleness as cause of melancholy, considers melancholy both as malign cosmic power and as a splenetic disposition of the mind that is constitutive only of the melancholic temperaments, emphasizes the hypostasis of boredom, and contemplates the nothing made visible in idleness, and considers only socially purposeful engagement as work.
For example, it may be wise to avoid medication causing weight gain among patients with non-melancholic depression, whereas melancholic depressive symptoms may call for a closer look at the quality of the patient's diet," says Mr Jussi Seppala, MD, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry of the Hospital District of Southern Savo.
the ambivalent nature of this loss leads him to the compelling argument that these attempts to mourn lost masculinity produce a melancholic aggression toward the feminine that canonical, modernist texts subsequently displace onto "the socially vulnerable: women, effeminate men, and racial minorities" (5).
Normally Waters relishes making comedy in otherwise difficult situations, but here he shows a more sensitive hand at work, with a flair for the dramatic, investing the story with a suitably melancholic tone as Elizabeth and the emotionally damaged David fall in love.
Take A Place To Hide with its melancholic hints of Joy Division teamed with thrashing cymbals, and You Still Love Him, which drew parallels with the Chameleons.
The condition of colored people as melancholic subjects, by contrast, expresses itself in their internalization of being ambivalently desired.
He says: "The paintings have a melancholic aspect, us being Welsh and Celts, which we enjoy in fact.
On their previous six albums, Mukai Chie's group Che-Shizu sweetened their melancholic sound with more upbeat tracks, but Glimmering Star, their latest, is best listened to alone, in the dark, during bad weather.
Chapter 3 concentrates on Ariosto's Orlando furioso, as the amorosa inchiesta of Orlando for Angelica becomes a fixation and love turns into longing and melancholic aspiration.
The title track, however, is the best this album has to offer - it's a true melancholic triumph.
That gently melancholic mood is exactly what Santa Barbara landscape designer Alida Aldrich loves.