[noo r-uh s-then-ik, nyoo r-]


pertaining to or suffering from neurasthenia.


a person suffering from neurasthenia.

Origin of neurasthenic

First recorded in 1875–80; neurasthen(ia) + -ic
Related formsneur·as·then·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neurasthenic

Historical Examples of neurasthenic

  • One of the great troubles with neurasthenic women is that they do not laugh enough.


    Cleveland Moffett

  • This view of her condition by her family or her physician is the tragedy of the neurasthenic.

    Preventable Diseases

    Woods Hutchinson

  • She finally becomes anemic and neurasthenic and a misanthrope.

  • She was of neurasthenic inheritance, and was put in unfavourable conditions.

    The Modern Malady

    Cyril Bennett

  • A neurasthenic, however, is not to be mistaken for an imbecile.