Definition of valetudinarianism in US English:

valetudinarianism

noun

  • See valetudinarian

    • ‘Theatre exists in such an eternally precarious state of valetudinarianism that observers keep predicting its imminent demise.’
    • ‘These monuments to Victorian valetudinarianism were packed with patented paraphernalia such as exercise machines and weightlifting contraptions.’
    • ‘Personally I don't need an absolute to enable me to distinguish between, say, the good of kindness and the evil of slander, or the good of health and the evil of valetudinarianism.’
    • ‘A common characteristic of hypochondriascism and valetudinarianism is that both possess exaggerated fears about potential disability.’

Pronunciation

valetudinarianism

/ˌvæləˌt(j)ud(ə)nˈɛriəˌnɪzəm//ˌvaləˌt(y)o͞od(ə)nˈerēəˌnizəm/