asthenic

[as-then-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by asthenia; weak.
2.
(of a physical type) having a slight build or slender body structure. Compare athletic ( def 5 ), pyknic ( def 1 ).
noun
3.
a person of the asthenic type.

Origin:
1780–90; < Greek asthenikós, equivalent to asthen- (see asthenia) + -ikos -ic

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asthenic (æsˈθɛnɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having asthenia; weak
2.  See also somatotype (in constitutional psychology) referring to a physique characterized by long limbs and a small trunk: claimed to be associated with a schizoid personality
 
n
3.  a person having long limbs and a small trunk

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Example sentences
Whimsy is asthenic fantasy, a fragile, elusive quality difficult to render but easy to shatter into sentimentality.
So they have a small level of proof and they have not been realized in a population of asthenic patients in palliative care.
Asthenic and vegetative symptoms are often present in overexposure but are difficult to interpret.
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