valetudinarian


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Synonyms for valetudinarian

weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health

of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian

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Like most hypochondriacs, Whittier lived forever, finally taking his leave 52 years later and entering the valetudinarian Hall of Fame.
His intellect has become sluggish and enfeebled, and if his evil habits are persisted in, he may end in becoming a driveling idiot or a peevish valetudinarian.
Many personal physicians over the years have lacked the professional integrity that is arguably more vital for the valetudinarian celebrity.
The last statement might be valetudinarian, but it supports the
1) The valetudinarian Matthew Bramble harbors a longstanding grudge against cities like Bath--"I found nothing but disappointment at Bath" (31)--and London--which has developed into "an overgrown monster" and "an immense wasteland" (82, 83) and whose inhabitants are all "resolved into the grand source of luxury and corruption"--with its ways of living "actuated by the demons of profligacy and licentiousness" (83, 84).
Furthermore, he "could not meet [his daughter] in conversation, rational or playful" and has been "a valetudinarian all his life, without activity of mind or body" (7).
Bates is entirely sustained by her daughter's plentiful, unseasoned conversation, the discursive equivalent of the wholesome gruel the valetudinarian Mr.
There goes in the world a notion that the scholar should be a recluse, a valetudinarian.