asthenic asthenic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking strength or vigor
  2. (adj) having a slender physique

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Usage(s):

  1. An asthenic-looking fop, playing an innocent love scene with Charlotte Corday, promptly tries to rape her.
  2. Whimsy is asthenic fantasy, a fragile, elusive quality difficult to render but easy to shatter into sentimentality.
  3. She plays with an easy and spontaneous grace, and she looks, in her moments of limp asthenic loveliness, like an undine sighing in the Seine.
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