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dyspeptic Line breaks: dys|pep¦tic
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈpɛptɪk/

Definition of dyspeptic in English:


Having indigestion or a consequent air of irritable bad temper.
Example sentences
  • Four randomised controlled trials have confirmed that H pylori ‘test and treat’ is more cost effective than endoscopy, and many guidelines now recommend this approach for young dyspeptic patients.
  • An H pylori test and treat strategy in high risk patients would result in prescription of eradication therapy in only 9.6% of all dyspeptic patients, 26% of whom would have a peptic ulcer.
  • About 30% of dyspeptic patients did not respond to the eradication treatment.
British informalshirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
North American informalcranky, ornery, peckish, soreheaded
Australian/New Zealand informalsnaky
informal, , datedwaxy, miffy


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A person who suffers from indigestion or bad temper.

Words that rhyme with dyspeptic

aseptic, epileptic, nympholeptic, peptic, proleptic, sceptic (US skeptic), septic

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