dyspeptic

[ dis-pep-tik ]
/ dɪsˈpɛp tɪk /

adjective Also dys·pep·ti·cal.

pertaining to, subject to, or suffering from dyspepsia.
gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable.

noun

a person subject to or suffering from dyspepsia.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. dysostosis,
  2. dysostosis multiplex,
  3. dyspareunia,
  4. dyspathy,
  5. dyspepsia,
  6. dysphagia,
  7. dysphagic,
  8. dysphagocytosis,
  9. dysphasia,
  10. dysphasic

Origin of dyspeptic

1685–95; dys- + Greek peptikós pertaining to digestion, equivalent to pept(ós) digested (pep- cook, digest + -tos past participle suffix) + -ikos -ic

Related formsdys·pep·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·dys·pep·tic, adjectivenon·dys·pep·ti·cal, adjectivenon·dys·pep·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for dyspeptic

dyspeptic

/ (dɪsˈpɛptɪk) /

adjective Also: dyspeptical

relating to or suffering from dyspepsia
irritable

noun

a person suffering from dyspepsia
Derived Formsdyspeptically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for dyspeptic

dyspeptic

adj.

1690s, from Greek dyspeptos "hard to digest," from dys- "bad" (see dys-) + peptos "digested," from peptein "digest" (see cook (n.)).

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