Definition of scrofulous in English:



  • See scrofula

    • ‘And most of them were scrofulous and all of them were evil,’
    • ‘No king touched so much for the king's evil, that class of unpleasant glandular and scrofulous disorders that kings were reputed to be able to cure.’
    • ‘In 1712, the scrofulous two-year-old son of a Staffordshire bookseller was brought to London for presentation to Queen Anne.’
    • ‘When people claim to be reincarnated, for some reason, they tend to have been the Queen of Sheba, and not some scrofulous beggar.’
    • ‘Some of those who parted with their money to bet on the really scrofulous nags would undoubtedly say that was the best place for them.’