valetudinarianism

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

noun

the state, condition, or habits of a valetudinarian.

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