Dictionary.com

asthenic

[ as-then-ik ]
/ æsˈθɛn ɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by asthenia; weak.
(of a physical type) having a slight build or slender body structure.Compare athletic (def. 5), pyknic (def. 1).
noun
a person of the asthenic type.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of asthenic

1780–90; <Greek asthenikós, equivalent to asthen- (see asthenia) + -ikos-ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use asthenic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for asthenic

asthenic
/ (æsˈθɛnɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or having asthenia; weak
(in constitutional psychology) referring to a physique characterized by long limbs and a small trunk: claimed to be associated with a schizoid personalitySee also somatotype
noun
a person having long limbs and a small trunk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK