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adjective as in weak and pale

adjective as in feeble

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In India alone, more than half of reproductive-­age women are anemic, along with nearly 60% of children under five.

South Africa’s economy, which has seen anemic growth in the last few years, has been tough for global consumer brand entrants trying to navigate a difficult market.

From Quartz

Limited exposure and anemic sales are only two of the challenges facing the businesses James said she so badly wants to help.

The obvious problem is on the other side of the ball, where a quarterback combination of Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky has made for one of the league’s most anemic passing attacks.

Before the pandemic struck, Clorox was struggling with anemic sales growth.

From Fortune

Figueroa told The Daily Beast that her husband indeed was stabbed and he is also anemic from malnutrition.

The bare bones of an already-anemic effort to fight the epidemic in West Africa that is threatening to destroy the entire region.

Worse still, Texas had an anemic 32 percent turnout and Tennessee was close behind at 34 percent.

There are surely more applications in the pipeline, but these early numbers are anemic.

And the public, which was also suffering through high inflation and anemic GDP growth, had had enough.

When I see Chet and Laura anemic, or otherwise sickly, as the result of their out-of-door sports or gym.

She finally becomes anemic and neurasthenic and a misanthrope.

I have been made fairly "giddy," as the Englishmen say, by this anemic conversation at country clubs.

I said,” looking at Pen, “that I feared you were anemic, and then I had to describe the word minutely.

Below the edges of these anemic patched garments, loomed one old boot and one shoe, laced crookedly with a piece of rawhide.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anemic, such as: feeble, frail, sickly, bloodless, infirm, and pallid.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.