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synonyms for valetudinarian

  • neurotic
  • valetudinary
  • morbid person
  • obsessive person
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How to use valetudinarian in a sentence

I felt that, were I to remain where I was, I should die, or become a confirmed valetudinarian.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
In a few months the trustee settled at Boulogne died; the trust, of course, lapsed to Mr. Stubmore, the valetudinarian survivor.
LUCRETIA, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
"Which is certainly not suggestive of a valetudinarian," remarked Lucian, looking hard at the stranger.
CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSIONGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
In person he was very thin and somewhat under the middle height, and had all the air of a confirmed valetudinarian.
THE ARGOSYVARIOUS
Or they live the years when men should be still in their prime—valetudinarian and hypochondriac.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
I had much discourse with his Lordship, whom I found to be a person of extraordinary parts, but a valetudinarian.
THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN EVELYN
But besides the self-deception, the strong and hasty laborers of the street do not work well with the chronic valetudinarian.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 09, NO. 51, JANUARY, 1862VARIOUS
Never very robust, his health gradually became weaker and ultimately he was reduced to the condition of a valetudinarian.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, SLICE 1VARIOUS
He was accustomed to Mrs. Delarayne's occasional affectation of valetudinarian peevishness, alleged ill-health as a fact.
TOO OLD FOR DOLLSANTHONY MARIO LUDOVICI
I doubt if he could live in retirement and inactivity—the life of a valetudinarian.
THE GREVILLE MEMOIRS (SECOND PART)CHARLES C. F. GREVILLE
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WORDS RELATED TO VALETUDINARIAN

  • hypochrondriast
  • valetudinarian
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