dyslexic

adjective
dys·​lex·​ic | \ -ˈlek-sik How to pronounce dyslexic (audio) \

Medical Definition of dyslexic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: affected with dyslexia As many as 10 percent of school-age children may be dyslexic—but the condition often goes undiagnosed.Newsweek, 11 Aug. 1986 Up to half the children of dyslexic parents have dyslexia, and half the siblings of dyslexic children are affected.— Eve Thorsen, The Burlington (Vermont) Free Press, 28 June 2003

dyslexic

noun

Medical Definition of dyslexic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person affected with dyslexia : a dyslexic person A few dyslexics may see letters reversed, but more often the problem can't be so easily described.— Eric Haseltine, Discover, April 2000

More from Merriam-Webster on dyslexic

Nglish: Translation of dyslexic for Spanish Speakers

Comments on dyslexic

What made you want to look up dyslexic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a wrong name or inappropriate designation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!