Sunday, 22 January 2012

Entry: dyspeptic (adj.)

Entry:    dyspeptic (adj.)

Definition:  Difficult of digestion; causing dyspepsia; indigestible. Obs. rare.

Other:    As an Internet blogger, I live a life of wealth hardly imaginable to the common person.  I remind them of this fact each time I send my Wagyu steak back to the kitchen as a “bland and dyspeptic offering.” 

(Not really.) 

A more reasonable usage, perhaps, is next time you’re calling in sick, claim dyspepsia.  That sounds far more sinister.

SNOOT score:   3

Page:   34

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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