Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or having dyspepsia.
  • adjective Of or displaying a morose or irritable disposition.
  • noun A person who is affected by dyspepsia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A person afflicted with dyspepsia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person afflicted with dyspepsia.
  • adjective Pertaining to dyspepsia; having dyspepsia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not comparable Of, relating to, or having dyspepsia or indigestion.
  • adjective comparable Irritable or morose.
  • noun A dyspeptic person.

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

  • adjective suffering from dyspepsia
  • noun a person suffering from indigestion
  • adjective irritable as if suffering from indigestion

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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

    The Mind and Its Education

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

    America: The country where politicians give the finger to the majority of the citizens

  • 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.

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense

  • 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.

    SpikeMagazine.com

  • 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.

    SpikeMagazine.com

  • 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.

    SpikeMagazine.com

  • 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.

    SpikeMagazine.com

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