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synonyms for consumptive

  • devastating
  • harmful
  • immoderate
  • wasteful
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How to use consumptive in a sentence

The owner—the Consumptive, I call him, as his night work has damaged his lungs—grew very friendly one day, and confidential.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
The Consumptive is, as I have said, a man of great resource; but he has for once been within a hair's breadth of disaster.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
The consumptive bends over his work, fearfully eyeing the keeper's measuring stick.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Hippocrates pointed out as one of the symptoms of consumption the spes phthisical or consumptive hope.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
It was made up of a consumptive wife, a young husband and one or two children.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Before the door stood a small consumptive-looking man in a light check suit.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Indoors and back East he would probably have been a consumptive; out here, he was merely short-winded.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
A consumptive should have his own bed, and, if possible, his own room.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 (OF 4)W. GRANT HAGUE
On the occasion of this visit I observed that the girl was of a very phlegmatic temperament and somewhat consumptive.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
It was like a hectic flush—the deceptive seeming of health on the cheek of the consumptive.
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF PARDEE BUTLERPARDEE BUTLER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONSUMPTIVE

  • ashen
  • bag of bones
  • blanched
  • bloodless
  • consumptive
  • dead
  • deathlike
  • deathly
  • emaciated
  • exsanguinous
  • gaunt
  • ghastly
  • ghostly
  • haggard
  • pallid
  • peaked
  • peaky
  • sallow
  • shadowy
  • sick
  • skeletal
  • skeletonlike
  • skin and bones
  • spectral
  • thin
  • wan
  • wasted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.