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Any of several diseases of the joints, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by pain, swelling, and often stiffness, and usually involving inflammation.

ar·thrit′ic (-thrĭt′ĭk) adj. & n.
ar·thrit′i·cal·ly adv.


(Pathology) in an arthritic manner
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He lets the ball dribble slowly across the box then collects and walks arthritically across to the far side of his box, looks up, surveys the scene, adjusts his sleeve, then walks back across to the other side and only when the refs gets grumpy and starts to look at his watch does he release it reluctantly.
Instead of a jaunty allegro the finale meandered in arthritically so Mozart's inspired andante cantabile interjection had to be played at a funereal pace to compensate.
If things get really exciting they climb arthritically into a buggy.