Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun consumptive

1 sense of consumptive

Sense 1
consumptive, lunger, tubercular -- (a person with pulmonary tuberculosis)
       => sick person, diseased person, sufferer -- (a person suffering from an illness)

Antonyms of adj consumptive

2 senses of consumptive

Sense 1
consumptive (vs. generative) -- (tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires")

generative (vs. consumptive), productive -- (having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces")

Sense 2
consumptive -- (afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough")

INDIRECT (VIA ill) -> well -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")

Similarity of adj consumptive

2 senses of consumptive

Sense 1
consumptive (vs. generative) -- (tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires")
       => exploitative, exploitatory, exploitive -- (tending to exploit or make use of)

Sense 2
consumptive -- (afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough")
       => ill (vs. well), sick -- (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")

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