describing a personality characterized by low energy, susceptibility to physical and emotional stress, and a diminished capacity for pleasure.

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  • Asthenic — As*then ic, a. [Gr. asqeniko s; a priv. + sqe nos strength.] (Med.) Characterized by, or pertaining to, debility; weak; debilitating. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asthenic — index languid, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • asthenic — (adj.) 1789, from Modern Latin, from Gk. asthenikos, from asthenes (see ASTHENIA (Cf. asthenia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • asthenic — [as then′ik] adj. [Gr asthenikos] 1. of or having asthenia 2. former term for ECTOMORPHIC …   English World dictionary

  • asthenic — /as then ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by asthenia; weak. 2. (of a physical type) having a slight build or slender body structure. Cf. athletic (def. 5), pyknic (def. 1). n. 3. a person of the asthenic type. [1780 90; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • asthenic — /əsˈθɛnɪk/ (say uhs thenik) adjective 1. of or relating to asthenia. 2. weak; lacking strength. 3. Anatomy of a physical type characterised by a small trunk, slight muscular development, and long limbs. –noun 4. an asthenic person or type …  

  • asthenic — astenikas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Menko sudėjimo dirglus asmuo ilgomis galūnėmis, plonu kaklu, siaura krūtinės ląsta. kilmė gr. asthenikos atitikmenys: angl. asthenic vok. Astheniker, m rus. астеник …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • asthenic stature — asteninis kūno sudėjimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Kūno sudėjimas, kurio būdingi požymiai yra aukštas ūgis, ilgos galūnės, siaura krūtinė, nedidelis poodinis riebalų sluoksnis, ovalus veidas. atitikmenys: angl. asthenic …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • asthenic — adjective Date: 1789 1. of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia ; weak 2. ectomorphic 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • asthenic — adjective Characterized by, or pertaining to, debility; weak; debilitating …   Wiktionary

  • asthenic — 1. Relating to asthenia. 2. Denoting a thin, delicate body habitus. * * * as·then·ic as then ik adj 1) of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia: DEBILITATED 2) characterized by slender build and slight muscular development: ECT …   Medical dictionary

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