What does valetudinarian mean?

Definitions for valetudinarianˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valetudinarian(adj)

    weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health

  2. valetudinarian, valetudinary(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian


  1. valetudinarian(Noun)

    A person in poor health or sickly, especially one who is constantly obsessed with their state of health

  2. valetudinarian(Adjective)

    sickly, infirm, of ailing health

    The valetudinarian habit of discussing his health had grown on Rose... -- Florence Anne Sellar MacCunn, Sir Walter Scott's Friends, 1910, p. 234

  3. valetudinarian(Adjective)

    being overly worried about one's health

  4. Origin: From valetudinarius, from valetudo, from valeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valetudinarian(adj)

    of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm

  2. Valetudinarian(noun)

    a person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health

  3. Origin: [L. valetudinarius, from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, fr. valere to be strong or well: cf. F. valtudinaire. See Valiant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valetudinarian

    val-ē-tū-di-nā′ri-an, adj. pertaining to ill-health: sickly: weak—also Valetū′dinary.—n. a person of weak health.—ns. Valetū′dinariness, Valetūdinā′rianism, the condition of a valetudinarian: weak health; Valetudinā′rium, an ancient Roman hospital. [L. valetudinariusvaletudo, state of health—valēre, to be strong.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valetudinarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valetudinarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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