pertaining to, exhibiting, or correcting astigmatism.


a person who has astigmatism.

Origin of astigmatic

First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + stigmatic
Related formsas·tig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for astigmatic

Historical Examples of astigmatic

  • Scilly and I, she once said to Ariadne, are an astigmatic couple.

  • After all, an astigmatic parent, seeing Adolf in a dim light, might be impressed by him.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • They belonged to a person who was near-sighted and astigmatic in the left eye and almost certainly blind in the right.

    The Mystery of 31 New Inn

    R. Austin Freeman

  • He jerked it back again, and the thing looked as if it had been hung in a dim light by an astigmatic drunkard.

  • "No trace of chromatic, spherical, or astigmatic aberration," he reported in surprise.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for astigmatic



relating to or affected with astigmatism


a person who has astigmatism
Derived Formsastigmatically, adverb

Word Origin for astigmatic

C19: from a- 1 + Greek stigmat-, stigma spot, focus; see stigma
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Word Origin and History for astigmatic

1849; see astigmatism + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper