Antonyms for invalid

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : in-vuh-lid; British in-vuh-leed
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪn və lɪd; British ˈɪn vəˌlid

Definition of invalid

Origin :
  • "not strong, infirm," 1640s, from Latin invalidus "not strong, infirm, weak, feeble," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + validus "strong" (see valid). Specific meaning "infirm from sickness, disease, or injury" is from 1640s.
  • adj worthless; unfounded
  • adj sickly
  • noun sick person
Example sentences :
  • Edward being an invalid, it was now time for him to retire to bed.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Mrs. Beaumont, surely you don't think this gentleman an invalid?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I really do hope that Arthur, also, will not be an invalid, poor fellow!
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She was an invalid, he told me, and could not leave her room.
  • Extract from : « The Green Satin Gown » by Laura E. Richards
  • I have said that as far back as I can remember, she was an invalid.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • Thomas Erastus sometimes loves to consider himself an invalid.
  • Extract from : « Concerning Cats » by Helen M. Winslow
  • It was that of a nurse with an invalid, she frankly ordered me about.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • "I begin to understand matters," rejoined the invalid, musingly.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848 » by Various
  • From that morning forward the invalid took a short walk in the garden every day.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • Am I not a child myself, an invalid who needs to be taken care of?
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for invalid

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