anemic

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adjective ane·mic \ə-ˈnē-mik\

Definition of anemic

  1. 1 :  relating to or affected with anemia

  2. 2 a :  lacking force, vitality, or spirit <an anemic rendition of the song> <anemic efforts at enforcement> b :  lacking interest or savor :  insipid <anemic wines> c :  lacking in substance or quantity <anemic returns on an investment> <anemic attendance>

anemically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of anemic in a sentence

  1. The doctor told me I was slightly anemic.

  2. The band played an anemic rendition of a classic love song.

  3. Investors are worried about the stock's anemic performance.

  4. Officials worried about anemic attendance at the shows.

  5. Sales rose an anemic 0.5 percent last quarter.

1826

First Known Use of anemic

1826


ANEMIC Defined for English Language Learners

anemic

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adjective ane·mic \ə-ˈnē-mik\

Definition of anemic for English Language Learners

  • medical : relating to or suffering from anemia

  • : not strong, forceful, or impressive


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