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1  —as in:
dyspeptic attitude
Definition irritable or tending towards a bad mood
  • I'm tired of her dyspeptic complaints.
dyspeptic = irritable or tending towards a bad mood
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • a dyspeptic philosophy which greets conciliation, optimism and hope as a vampire greets the dawn
    Reg Henry
  • Well, Fan is rather under the weather; says she 's dyspeptic, which means cross.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  An Old-Fashioned Girl

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2  —as in:
diet for dyspeptics
Definition a person suffering from indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Aspirin increases dyspeptic symptoms.
dyspeptic = a person suffering from indigestion (dyspepsia)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Jo announced that the coffee was ready, and everyone settled themselves to a hearty meal, for youth is seldom dyspeptic, and exercise develops wholesome appetites.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Improvements in dyspeptic symptoms more likely to be seen if a nonselective NSAID is replaced with a COX-2 specific inhibitor.
  • The boss went home with an acute attack of dyspepsia.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The consequence is the dinner gets cold, and I have dyspepsia.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • You'll find this about the best place for getting dyspepsia at the lowest cost in the Quarter.'
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I then asked Queequeg whether he himself was ever troubled with dyspepsia; expressing the idea very plainly, so that he could take it in.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Dyspepsia, Anaemia, Toxaemia.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • She could rattle off the composition of mistura carminativa (one gm of soda bicarb, two ml each of spirit of ammonia and tincture cardamom, point six ml of tincture of ginger, one ml of spirit of chloroform, topped off with peppermint water to thirty ml) for dyspepsia.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • " He had one unfailing remedy for all the evils of this world, and he preached it to every one; no matter whether the person's trouble was failure in business, or dyspepsia, or a quarrelsome mother-in-law, a twinkle would come into his eyes and he would say, "You know what to do about it—vote the Socialist ticket!"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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