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Definition of "anemic" []

  • Relating to or suffering from anemia. (adjective)
  • Lacking vitality; listless and weak: an anemic attempt to hit the baseball; an anemic economic recovery. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anemic" in a sentence
  • "Despite the fretting of many Wall Street pundits, U.S. consumer spending, albeit anemic, is still growing."
  • "The friction is likely to get rougher if many major economies remain anemic, as projected."
  • "I checked the newscritics comments on the launch of Season 2 - reminds me of the "love to hate" stuff with Studio 60, but in anemic numbers and fewer words, so maybe the fun of that groove is wearing off."