Scrofulousness
Scrofulous Scrof"u*lous, a. [Cf. F. scrofuleux.] 1. Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body. [1913 Webster]

2. Diseased or affected with scrofula. [1913 Webster]

Scrofulous persons can never be duly nourished. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] -- {Scrof"u*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Scrof"u*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • scrofulousness — noun morally degenerate; corrupt …   Wiktionary

  • scrofulous — scrofulously, adv. scrofulousness, n. /skrof yeuh leuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, or affected with scrofula. 2. morally tainted. [1605 15; SCROFUL(A) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrofulous — /ˈskrɒfjələs/ (say skrofyuhluhs) adjective 1. relating to, of the nature of, or affected with scrofula. 2. morally corrupt. –scrofulously, adverb –scrofulousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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