One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or having indigestion or consequent irritability or depression.
bad-tempered, short-tempered, irritable, snappish, testy, tetchy, touchy, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, grouchy, cantankerous, peevish, cross, fractious, disagreeable, pettish, waspish, prickly, peppery, cross-grainedView synonyms
- ‘Both men are chronically dyspeptic, which is, perhaps, what makes them so good.’
- ‘Most dyspeptic patients have no clinically significant abnormalities on investigation.’
- ‘The authors conclude that in dyspeptic patients older than 50 years, initial endoscopy could be an effective strategy if the cost of the procedure could be lowered.’
- ‘Among the main entrées, only the braised pork belly drew much praise from the collection of prim, quietly dyspeptic foodies arrayed at my table.’
- ‘Barry confessed a few years ago that he's a raving libertarian - just the kind of dyspeptic crank who would take pleasure in thumbing Washington in the eye.’
- ‘The meta-analysis estimated a significant 9% reduction in the number of patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia remaining dyspeptic after the use of H pylori eradication treatment.’
- ‘Such a strategy involves treating dyspeptic patients positive for H pylori without actual ulcer disease.’
- ‘‘How should I know what you read? ‘asked the dyspeptic Sol.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I have been insomniac, dyspeptic, paranoid and weepy, mostly after hours but occasionally at lunchtime, sequestered between my big bookshelf and my desk.’
- ‘Liberal railings against ‘tax cuts for the wealthy’ usually leave me feeling quite dyspeptic.’
- ‘Investigation of dyspeptic patients by test and endoscopy increased the use of resources without producing benefit.’
- ‘They are trying to get around Dean's fight-back persona by portraying him as a dyspeptic, impetuous fool.’
- ‘Some were grateful for the advice; others were amused, acerbic, occasionally even dyspeptic.’
- ‘My hit counter goes up every time I have a feud with some dyspeptic sociopath on the pro-war left.’
- ‘I notice from looking back at that post how dyspeptic I sound.’
- ‘They stated that testing for Helicobacter pylori in dyspeptic patients provided additional diagnostic information in patients deemed to have a high risk of peptic ulcer.’
- ‘In populations with a high incidence of ulcer disease, the authors recommend antibiotic treatment for all H. pylori-positive, dyspeptic patients.’
- ‘About 30% of dyspeptic patients did not respond to the eradication treatment.’
- ‘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.’
A person who suffers from indigestion or irritability.
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