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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health adj. - Of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a weak and sickly person.

Usage examples (35)
  • A "valetudinarian" is a10-dollar word for someone who is sickly.
  • I never write 'valetudinarian' at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the point where I will do a word like that for seven cents;
  • Nothing like being up to date, even if valetudinarian.
  • Before he reached middle life he was a valetudinarian. for more
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