Definition of anemic
1 : relating to or affected with anemia The blood test indicated that he was slightly anemic.
2a : lacking force, vitality, or spirit an anemic rendition of the song anemic efforts at enforcementb : lacking interest or savor (see 1savor 3) : insipid anemic winesc : lacking in substance or quantity anemic returns on an investment anemic attendance
anemicallyplay \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of anemic in a Sentence
The doctor told me I was slightly anemic.
The band played an anemic rendition of a classic love song.
Investors are worried about the stock's anemic performance.
Officials worried about anemic attendance at the shows.
Sales rose an anemic 0.5 percent last quarter.
Recent Examples of anemic from the Web
If that anemic reporting rate in Washington and Oakland also applies to New Orleans, a conservative extrapolation of that NOPD 911 call data estimates that triggers were pulled 21,476 times in 2016.
The report comes amid hopes that the U.S. economy will accelerate after an anemic first quarter that saw GDP increase just 1.2 percent.
Growth has been anemic for a decade, and unemployment is stuck at around 10 percent.
That has fueled trade strains with the United States and Europe at a time of anemic global economic growth.
Though the country emerged from recession late last year, growth has been anemic, weighed down by low oil prices and sanctions stemming from expensive foreign adventures in Ukraine and Syria.
For as anemic as Auburn's offense was, Spanberger's bat was at the root of most of the Tigers' woes Thursday night.
Economists expect the economy to pick up this spring after expanding at an anemic 0.7% annual rate from January through March.
Keeping an eye on a company's talent pool to prevent ideas, strategies, and performance from becoming anemic.
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Origin and Etymology of anemic
First Known Use: 1826
ANEMIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anemic for English Language Learners
medical : relating to or suffering from anemia
: not strong, forceful, or impressive
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