Eupeptic first appeared around 1700 and was probably created from eupepsia, a word meaning "good digestion." (Eupepsia was cooked up from eu-, meaning "good," and -pepsia, meaning "digestion," ingredients that are ultimately of Greek origin.) It seems reasonable that good digestion might enhance one's outlook on life - and indeed, eupeptic can suggest a happy frame of mind as well as a happy digestive system. Along similar lines, someone with poor digestion might be cranky, and the antonymous counterparts of eupeptic and eupepsia - dyspeptic and dyspepsia - can suggest either indigestion or ill humor.
Examples of eupeptic in a Sentence
our eupeptic colleague was unfazed by our gloomy expressions and dire predictions
Recent Examples on the WebIt’s a eupeptic, buoyant whiskey that is easy to digest.
Dan Dunn, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2020
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