Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or having dyspepsia.
  • adj. Of or displaying a morose disposition.
  • n. A person who is affected by dyspepsia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having dyspepsia or indigestion.
  • adj. Irritable or morose.
  • n. A dyspeptic person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to dyspepsia; having dyspepsia.
  • n. A person afflicted with dyspepsia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of dyspepsia: as, a dyspeptic, complaint.
  • Suffering from or afflicted with dyspepsia or indigestion: as, a dyspeptic person.
  • Characteristic of one afflicted with chronic dyspepsia; hence, bilious; morbid; “blue”; pessimistic; misanthropic: as, a dyspeptic view or opinion.
  • n. A person afflicted with dyspepsia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suffering from dyspepsia
  • n. a person suffering from indigestion
  • adj. irritable as if suffering from indigestion

Etymologies

First attested in 1694. From Ancient Greek δύσπεπτος (duspeptos, "difficult to digest"), from δυσ- (dus-, "bad") + πέπτω (peptō, "I digest"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In popular use, the term dyspeptic still refers to an irritable and fragile psychological state.

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  • A dyspeptic is usually a pessimist, and an optimist always keeps a bright mood.

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  • And Cheney/Halliburton (a kind of dyspeptic walrus android).

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  • Dash at the first crossing it was the most natural thing in the world for him to say, "this 'dyspeptic' feeling causes it all," when she stared in open-eyed wonder at his worn out face and variegated eyes.

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  • A minority view among authors, but not among the kind of dyspeptic saloon bar Tory he came more and more to exemplify and signify as both his age and drinking increased.

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  • By the waste of saliva, and the narcotic power of tobacco, the digestive powers are impaired, and "every kind of dyspeptic symptoms," says Cullen, "are produced." [

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  • The Patriots, an idyllic facility in the woods of Foxborough, Ma., are pro football's classiest image rehabilitation center, having made a Super Bowl champion out of the dyspeptic running back Corey Dillon and transformed me-first receiver Randy Moss into an unselfish sensation until Cranky Randy resurfaced, and he was catapulted to Minnesota.

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  • A dyspeptic, wheelchair-bound industrial tycoon, Jason Crockett is horrified to find his country estate set upon by malevolent croaking frogs, apparently mutated by pesticides he has been using.

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  • But remember, the alternative may be continued stagnation, which is making everyone dyspeptic.

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  • The documentary has so far received mixed reviews from critics: Julia Tech of the Washington Sun Dial has proclaimed the film "pure propaganda," while Jacques-Louis Louis-Jacques of Fanfaron du Cinema notes: "Its binary transgressive morality deliquesces Arcandian purity and dyspeptic Foucaultian somnambulism, creating a dual-time narrative fissure in which cinema self-possession collapses, rejecting meta-pastiche agitprop for an allegory about the camera's ability to view and be viewed."

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