neurasthenic neurasthenic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person suffering a nervous breakdown
  2. (adj) of or relating to or suffering from neurasthenia

Usage(s):

  1. Dictator Premier Primo de Rivera, no neurasthenic, drew the knife calmly from where it quivered, pocketed it, motioned his chauffeur to drive on.
  2. The attacks left Spiegelman in a traumatized, neurasthenic state.
  3. The neurasthenic often suffers aches and pains in various organs.

Quotes

  • "Her letters are very much in the Bloomsbury mould - all quivering sensitivity, fine aestheticism, and implacable snobbery," wrote Lynn Barber in the Daily Telegraph. "After his cool, terse diaries, they feel overheated and neurasthenic."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Lynn Barber Source: guardian.co.uk

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