valetudinarian

  • 1 Valetudinarian — Val e*tu di*na ri*an, a. [L. valetudinarius, from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, fr. valere to be strong or well: cf. F. val[ e]tudinaire. See {Valiant}.] Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Valetudinarian — Val e*tu di*na ri*an, n. A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health. [1913 Webster] Valetudinarians must live where they can command and scold. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 valetudinarian — (n.) one who is constantly concerned with his own ailments, 1703, from valetudinary (1580s), from L. valetudinarius, from valetudo state of health, from valere be strong (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)) + tudo, abstract noun suffix (see TUDE (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 valetudinarian — [n] hypochondriac morbid person, neurotic, obsessive person, valetudinary; concept 316 …

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  • 5 valetudinarian — ► NOUN ▪ a person in poor health or who is unduly anxious about their health. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in poor health or showing undue concern about one s health. ORIGIN from Latin valetudinarius in ill health …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 valetudinarian — n. pl. valetudinaries [val΄ə to͞o΄də ner′ē ən, val΄ətyo͞o΄də ner′ē ən] n. [< L valetudinarius, sickly, infirm, an invalid < valetudo (gen. valetudinis), state of health, sickness < valere, to be strong: see VALUE] 1. a person in poor… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Valetudinarian — Someone with a weak or sickly constitution, especially someone whose chief concern is being or becoming a chronic invalid. The word valetudinarian comes from the Latin valere , which means to be strong or to be well, via valetudo which could… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 valetudinarian — 1. adjective /ˌvæ.lə.ˌtuː.də.ˈnɛr.i.ən/ Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm. The valetudinarian habit of discussing his health had grown on Rose... Florence Anne Sellar MacCunn, Sir Walter Scotts Friends, 1910, p.… …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 valetudinarian — I. noun Etymology: Latin valetudinarius sickly, infirm, from valetudin , valetudo state of health, sickness, from valēre to be strong, be well more at wield Date: 1703 a person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially one whose chief concern… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 valetudinarian — /ˌvælətjudəˈnɛəriən / (say .valuhtyoohduh nairreeuhn) noun 1. an invalid. 2. someone who is constantly or excessively concerned about the state of their health. –adjective 3. in poor health; sickly; invalid. 4. constantly or excessively concerned …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 valetudinarian — n. & adj. n. a person of poor health or unduly anxious about health. adj. 1 of or being a valetudinarian. 2 of poor health. 3 seeking to recover one s health. Derivatives: valetudinarianism n. Etymology: L valetudinarius in ill health f. valetudo …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 Valetudinarian — …

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  • 13 valetudinarian — /val i toohd n air ee euhn, tyoohd /, n. 1. an invalid. 2. a person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments. adj. 3. in poor health; sickly; invalid. 4. excessively concerned about one s poor health or ailments. 5.… …

    Universalium

  • 14 valetudinarian — Synonyms and related words: alcoholic, alternating personality, antisocial personality, apoplectic, arthritic, cachectic, case, consumptive, debilitated, disordered personality, disturbed personality, double personality, drained, drug user, dual… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 valetudinarian —  A person, particularly an invalid, obsessed with his or her health …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 16 valetudinarian — n. one who worries chronically about his health; invalidval·e·tu·di·nar·i·an || ‚vælɪtuːd nerɪən /‚vælɪtjuːdɪ neÉ™r adj. chronically worrying about one s health; constantly in poor healthval·e·tu·di·nar·i·an ||… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 valetudinarian — [ˌvalɪtju:dɪ nɛ:rɪən] noun a person who is unduly anxious about their health. ↘a person in poor health. adjective showing undue concern about one s health. ↘in poor health. Derivatives valetudinarianism noun Origin C18: from L. valetudinarius in… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 valetudinarian — I. n. Invalid, valetudinary. II. a. Weak, infirm, sickly, feeble, weakly, frail, invalid, valetudinary …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 valetudinarian — n 1. invalid, sickly person, infirm person, convalescent, shut in, valetudinary; patient, inpatient, outpatient, case; sufferer, carrier, cripple, incurable, victim; hypochondriac, Pathol. neurasthenic, malingerer. adj 2. invalid, sick, sickly,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 valetudinarian — val·e·tu·di·nar·i·an …

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