Dyspeptic is an old-fashioned word not often used anymore. It describes someone who is irritable due to depression or indigestion.

Nowadays we separate people who are depressed from people who are cranky because of indigestion, but dyspeptic rolls both these conditions into one ball of fun. A common dyspeptic type would be an old man shouting "Get off my lawn!" to kids playing on the street.

Definitions of dyspeptic
  1. adjective
    suffering from dyspepsia
    ill, sick
    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
  2. adjective
    irritable as if suffering from indigestion
    synonyms: atrabilious, bilious, liverish
    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
  3. noun
    a person suffering from indigestion
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    type of:
    diseased person, sick person, sufferer
    a person suffering from an illness
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