- Pathology. suffering from anemia.
- lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak: an anemic effort; anemic tones.
Origin of anemic
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Examples from the Web for anemically
His last published work was a poorly received, anemically selling biography of Sarah Palin.Joe McGinniss: The Hide of an Alligator, And Then Some
March 12, 2014
Indeed it was anemically green; uneven, hacked and ragged; shorn of its emerald beauty.Greener Than You Think
- the usual US spelling of anaemic
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Word Origin and History for anemically
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