eupeptic was our Word of the Day on 12/23/2013. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of eupeptic in a Sentence
our eupeptic colleague was unfazed by our gloomy expressions and dire predictions
Did You Know?
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.
Learn More about eupeptic
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up eupeptic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).