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[uh-nee-mik] /əˈni mɪk/
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nonanaemic, adjective
pseudoanaemic, adjective
unanaemic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for anaemic
  • He's still mildly anaemic, but he enjoys a good quality of life.
  • Export data reflect both the now-robust growth of emerging economies and the still-anaemic performance of the rich world.
  • Domestic premiums are stabilising after plummeting during the turmoil, but growth is likely to be anaemic.
  • Although many countries have now returned to growth, it is generally anaemic.
  • The bigger problem is that once employment growth resumes, it will probably remain anaemic.
  • Public sentiment on whaling, for and against, is anaemic.
  • But it could lengthen if growth remains anaemic and deficits stay high.
  • With advanced countries suffering anaemic growth, we're even more dependent on growth in the emerging countries.
  • History teaches us that financial crises are followed by anaemic growth and the developed economy is duly following the script.
  • But that growth is anaemic compared with what it once was.
British Dictionary definitions for anaemic


relating to or suffering from anaemia
pale and sickly looking; lacking vitality
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Word Origin and History for anaemic

c.1840; see anaemia + -ic. Figurative sense by 1898.

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