Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or affected with syphilis.
  • n. A person affected with syphilis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or infected with syphilis.
  • n. One who is infected with syphilis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to syphilis; of the nature of syphilis; affected with syphilis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of syphilis; affected with syphilis.
  • n. One who suffers from syphilis.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or infected with syphilis
  • n. a person suffering from syphilis

Etymologies

New Latin syphiliticus, from syphilis, syphilis; see syphilis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Such a pretty word, it's a shame the meaning isn't pretty at all...

    May 7, 2008