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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-nee-mik]
    • /əˈni mɪk/
    • /əˈniː.mɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-nee-mik]
    • /əˈni mɪk/

Definitions of anaemic word

  • adjective anaemic Someone who is anaemic suffers from anaemia. 3
  • adjective anaemic If you describe something as anaemic, you mean that it is not as strong or effective as you think it should be. 3
  • adjective anaemic relating to or suffering from anaemia 3
  • adjective anaemic pale and sickly looking; lacking vitality 3
  • adjective anaemic Pathology. suffering from anemia. 1
  • adjective anaemic lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak: an anemic effort; anemic tones. 1

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Origin of anaemic

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; anem(ia) + -ic

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Parts of speech for Anaemic


anaemic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for anaemic

adjective anaemic

  • weak — not strong; liable to yield, break, or collapse under pressure or strain; fragile; frail: a weak fortress; a weak spot in armor.
  • feeble — physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.
  • lacklustre — lacking brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes.
  • insipid — without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
  • pale — light-colored or lacking in color: a pale complexion; his pale face; a pale child. lacking the usual intensity of color due to fear, illness, stress, etc.: She looked pale and unwell when we visited her in the nursing home.

Antonyms for anaemic

adjective anaemic

  • strong — having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy.
  • healthy — possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
  • hearty — warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial: a hearty welcome.
  • flushed — a flushed bird or flock of birds.

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