anemic
adjective Date: 1852 1. relating to or affected with anemia 2. a. lacking force, vitality, or spirit <
an anemic rendition of the song
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anemic efforts at enforcement
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b. lacking interest or savor ; insipid <
anemic wines
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c. lacking in substance or quantity <
anemic returns on an investment
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anemic attendance
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anemically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • anemic — (adj.) alternative (chiefly U.S.) spelling of ANAEMIC (Cf. anaemic) (q.v.). See AE (Cf. ae) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anemic — bloodless, *pale Antonyms: full blooded: florid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anemic — [adj] weak and pale bloodless, feeble, frail, infirm, pallid, sickly, wan, watery; concepts 314,483,618 Ant. flushed, strong …   New thesaurus

  • anemic — (Brit. anaemic) ► ADJECTIVE 1) suffering from anaemia. 2) lacking spirit or vitality …   English terms dictionary

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  • anemic — adjective 1) his anemic face Syn: colorless, bloodless, pale, pallid, wan, ashen, gray, sallow, pasty faced, whey faced, peaked, sickly, etiolated 2) an anemic description of her feelings Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • anemic — a|ne|mic [ ə nimık ] adjective 1. ) suffering from ANEMIA 2. ) weak or not effective: You really can t expect much from such anemic advertising …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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