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Definition of "dyspeptic" [dys•pep•tic]

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

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 "dyspeptic" in a sentence
  • "In popular use, the term dyspeptic still refers to an irritable and fragile psychological state."
  • "A dyspeptic is usually a pessimist, and an optimist always keeps a bright mood."
  • "And Cheney/Halliburton (a kind of dyspeptic walrus android)."