valetudinarianism

[ val-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -tyood- ]
/ ˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -ˌtyud- /
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noun

the state, condition, or habits of a valetudinarian.

Nearby words

  1. valet de chambre,
  2. valet parking,
  3. valeta,
  4. valetta,
  5. valetudinarian,
  6. valetudinary,
  7. valgus,
  8. valhall,
  9. valhalla,
  10. valiance

Origin of valetudinarianism

First recorded in 1830–40; valetudinarian + -ism

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Examples from the Web for valetudinarianism

  • They should savor not of valetudinarianism, but of athletic development.

    How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk