gouty


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gout

 (gout)
n.
1. A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring chiefly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.
2. A large blob or clot: "and makes it bleed great gouts of blood" (Oscar Wilde).

[Middle English goute, from Old French, drop, gout, from Medieval Latin gutta, from Latin, drop (from the belief that gout was caused by drops of morbid humors).]

gout′i·ness n.
gout′y adj.

gout•y

(ˈgaʊ ti)

adj. gout•i•er, gout•i•est.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of gout.
2. causing gout.
3. having or subject to gout.
4. swollen as if from gout.
[1375–1425]
gout′i•ly, adv.
gout′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gouty - suffering from gout
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Translations

gouty

[ˈgaʊtɪ] ADJgotoso

gouty

adj (+er) persongichtkrank; limb, joint alsogichtisch; gouty conditionGichtleiden nt

gouty

adj gotoso
References in classic literature ?
I am persuaded the gout is brought on or kept off at pleasure; it was the same when I wanted to join the Hamiltons to the Lakes; and three years ago, when I had a fancy for Bath, nothing could induce him to have a gouty symptom.
High times indeed, if whaling captains were wheeled about the water on castors like gouty old aldermen in patent chairs.
For the benefit of readers voracious for everything about everybody, schedule chapters might be provided by inferior novelists, good at painting say tiresome bourgeois fathers, gouty uncles and brothers in the army, as sometimes in great pictures we read that the sheep in the foreground have been painted by Mr.
Allen, who owned the chief of the property about Fullerton, the village in Wiltshire where the Morlands lived, was ordered to Bath for the benefit of a gouty constitution -- and his lady, a good-humoured woman, fond of Miss Morland, and probably aware that if adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad, invited her to go with them.
Newman was very, very far from having the appearance of a gouty subject, and so Kate could not help thinking; but the conference was cut short by Mrs Nickleby's insisting on having the door shut, lest Mr Noggs should take cold, and further persisting in sending the servant girl for a coach, for fear he should bring on another attack of his disorder.
No sooner did Polly hear her father's gouty footsteps approaching the parlor door, accompanied with the stiff clatter of Feathertop's high-heeled shoes, than she seated herself bolt upright and innocently began warbling a song.
Bishopriggs turned himself about on his gouty feet; waved his duster gently in the air; and looked at Anne, with a mild, paternal smile.
I have this moment heard that the Crofts are going to Bath almost immediately; they think the Admiral gouty.
It was difficult to touch these rich men's hearts; for they had all the comforts of the world at their command; and when they walked abroad their feelings were seldom moved, except by the roughness of the pavement irritating their gouty toes.
But the days still passed slowly notwithstanding, and I was heartily glad when the last one came and I was being whirled away from gouty, consumptive Buxton to London with its stern work and life.
The gouty old admiral who had been finding fault, was completely won over by the singular man before him, and immediately moved the insertion of Dr.
He again held up his foot, which had a gouty appearance owing to its being contained in a dumpy little worsted sock, and I thought he proposed to repeat his first performance, but in this I did him an injustice, for, unlike Porthos, he was one who scorned to do the same feat twice; perhaps, like the conjurors, he knew that the audience were more on the alert the second time.