1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ Someone who is anaemic suffers from anaemia.

Losing a lot of blood makes you tired and anaemic.

2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something as anaemic, you mean that it is not as strong or effective as you think it should be.

We will see some economic recovery, but it will be very anaemic...

They insist on tastier chocolate than the anaemic British stuff.


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  • Anaemic — A*n[ae]m ic, a. Of or pertaining to an[ae]mia. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anaemic — (adj.) c.1840; see ANAEMIA (Cf. anaemia) + IC (Cf. ic). Figurative sense by 1898 …   Etymology dictionary

  • anaemic — (US anemic) ► ADJECTIVE 1) suffering from anaemia. 2) lacking spirit or vitality …   English terms dictionary

  • anaemic — a|nae|mic also anemic AmE [əˈni:mık] adj 1.) suffering from anaemia ▪ his anaemic looking face 2.) written seeming weak and uninteresting ▪ an anaemic first novel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anaemic — especially BrE anemic AmE adjective 1 suffering from anaemia 2 seeming weak and uninteresting: an anaemic performance of King Lear anaemically /kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anaemic — UK [əˈniːmɪk] / US [əˈnɪmɪk] adjective 1) suffering from anaemia 2) weak or not effective Their decor was expensive but rather anaemic …   English dictionary

  • anaemic — anaemia, anaemic are spelt ae in BrE and e or ae in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • anaemic — chiefly British variant of anemic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anaemic — /euh nee mik/, adj. anemic. * * * …   Universalium

  • anaemic — a|nae|mic [ ə nimık ] another spelling of anemic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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