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

  • adjective Relating to or having good digestion.
  • adjective Cheerful; happy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having good digestion: opposed to dyspeptic.
  • Easy of digestion.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to good digestion; easy of digestion; having a good digestion

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

  • adjective of or relating to good digestion
  • adjective having good digestion
  • adjective cheerful


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

[From Greek eupeptos : eu-, eu- + peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]


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  • I did not sleep much, for I was strung too high with expectation, and I envied Blenkiron his now eupeptic slumbers.

    Greenmantle 2005

  • Clara Cullom ate joyously, with the appreciative discrimination of the clear-skinned, eupeptic human animal.

    The Apples of Hesperides, Kansas 1996

  • A smallish, eupeptic gentleman, he inquired politely if they were bringing any items to Earth for sale.

    Codgerspace Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- 1992

  • -- Being founded upon a rock, it does not care, in its collective capacity, to sit upon rockers, but has an immense series of warehouses, omnivorous and eupeptic, which swallow all manner of tithes, from grain and horseshoes to the less stable commodities of fresh fish and melons, assimilating them by admirable processes into coin of the realm.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864 Various

  • Every chance-comer was instantaneously gauged as dyspeptic or eupeptic, friend or foe.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various

  • Vanquished at last, I went over to visit the eupeptic voyagers.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, July 7th, 1920 Various

  • 'Alas,' says Carlyle, 'what is the loftiest flight of genius, the finest frenzy that ever for moments united Heaven with Earth, to the perennial never-failing joys of a digestive apparatus thoroughly eupeptic?'

    No Animal Food and Nutrition and Diet with Vegetable Recipes Rupert H. Wheldon

  • Therefore the argument which had sprung up between them during dinner had ended by being not so much a duel as a brawl: and while duels with food are both entertaining and eupeptic, brawls are neither.

    Mrs. Miniver 1939

  • For to-night at least I intend to cherish a vision of myself marching triumphantly down the years, toasting-fork in hand, in person eupeptic and callipygian, on paper brilliant and profound ....

    Try Anything Twice 1938

  • In the long drop of nightdress from shoulder to peeping toes, her hair cascading straight but full of electric fluff to her waist, she was as vibrant and as eupeptic as

    Star-Dust Fannie Hurst 1928


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  • I was, I must cede, a true skeptic,

    For haggis seemed really too septic.

    But the oat and the pluck,

    By a great stroke of luck,

    Though ugly are oddly eupeptic.

    April 22, 2015