English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'valetudinarian'

(noun) 
Definition
a person who is chronically sick
Synonyms
invalid
I hate being treated as an invalid.
,
patient
She specializes in the treatment of cancer patients.
,
(noun) 
Definition
a person who continually worries about his or her health
Synonyms
hypochondriac
She was dismissed as a hypochondriac – until tests showed she had leukaemia.
(adjective) 
Synonyms
sickly
He had been a sickly child.
,
weakly
,
delicate
He was a physically delicate child.
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frail
She lay in bed looking particularly frail.
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feeble
He was old and feeble.
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invalid
I have an invalid wife and am labelled as a carer.
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infirm
her ageing, infirm husband
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in poor health
(adjective) 
Synonyms

Additional synonyms

in the sense of delicate
He was a physically delicate child.
Synonyms
debilitated,
in poor health,
in the sense of feeble
Definition
lacking in physical or mental strength
He was old and feeble.
Synonyms
weakened,
debilitated,
weedy (informal),
shilpit (Scottish)
in the sense of frail
Definition
physically weak and delicate
She lay in bed looking particularly frail.

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