cerebrotonic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by William Herbert Sheldon, from cerebro- +‎ tonic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɛɹɪbɹə(ʊ)ˈtɒnɪk/

Adjective[edit]

cerebrotonic (comparative more cerebrotonic, superlative most cerebrotonic)

  1. Designating a personality type characterised as intellectual, introverted, and emotionally restrained.
    • 1947, W H Auden, "The Fall of Rome", Vintage (1991), page 332:
      Cerebrotonic Cato may
      Extol the Ancient Disciplines,
      But the muscle-bound Marines
      Mutiny for food and pay.

Noun[edit]

cerebrotonic (plural cerebrotonics)

  1. A person who has this personality type.