Definition of Ophelian in English:

Ophelian

Pronunciation /ə(ʊ)ˈfiːlɪən/ /ɒˈfiːlɪən/

adjective

  • Resembling or characteristic of Shakespeare's Ophelia, especially in tending towards insanity or suicidal thoughts.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Ophelia, the name of the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet + -an.