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.’
    • ‘A common characteristic of hypochondriascism and valetudinarianism is that both possess exaggerated fears about potential disability.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

valetudinarianism

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