Sickly

  • 1 Sickly — Sick ly, a. [Compar. {Sicklier}; superl. {Sickliest}.] 1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body. [1913 Webster] This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Producing, or tending to,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sickly — Sick ly, adv. In a sick manner or condition; ill. [1913 Webster] My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sickly — Sick ly, v. t. To make sick or sickly; with over, and probably only in the past participle. [R.] [1913 Webster] Sicklied o er with the pale cast of thought. Shak. [1913 Webster] Sentiments sicklied over . . . with that cloying heaviness into… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 sickly — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. somewhat unwell; also habitually ailing 2. produced by or associated with sickness < a sickly complexion > < a sickly appetite > 3. producing or tending to produce disease ; unwholesome < a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 Still Sickly Business — Infobox Album | Name = Still Sickly Business Type = Album Artist = Sage Francis Released = 2005 Recorded = Genre = Hip hop Length = Label = Strange Famous Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = A Healthy Distrust 2005 This album = Still Sickly …

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  • 6 Sickly Business — Infobox Album | Name = Sickly Business Type = Album Artist = Sage Francis Released = 2004 Recorded = Genre = Hip hop Length = 1:18:35 Label = Strange Famous Records Producers = Reviews = Last album = Hope 2003 This album = Sickly Business 2004… …

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  • 7 sickly — sickliness, n. /sik lee/, adj., sicklier, sickliest, adv., v., sicklied, sicklying. adj. 1. not strong; unhealthy; ailing. 2. of, connected with, or arising from ill health: a sickly complexion. 3. marked by the prevalence of ill health, as a… …

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  • 8 sickly — adjective a) Frequently ill; often in poor health; given to becoming ill. a sickly child b) Having the appearance of sickness or ill health; appearing ill, infirm or unhealthy; …

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  • 9 sickly — index languid, powerless, unsound (not strong) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 sickly — sick·ly sik lē adj 1) somewhat unwell also habitually ailing <a sickly child> 2) produced by or associated with sickness <a sickly complexion> 3) producing or tending to produce disease <a sickly climate> 4) tending to produce… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 sickly — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Sickly is used with these nouns: ↑child, ↑pallor, ↑smell, ↑sweetness, ↑yellow {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Sickly is used with these adjectives: ↑pale, ↑sweet …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 sickly — sick|ly [ˈsıkli] adj 1.) a sickly person or animal is weak, unhealthy, and often ill ▪ a sickly child ▪ She looked pale and sickly. 2.) especially BrE a sickly smell, taste etc is unpleasant and makes you feel sick ▪ A sickly smell clung to his… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sickly — sick|ly1 [ sıkli ] adjective 1. ) someone who is sickly is generally not healthy and is often sick a ) used about things such as organizations that are not successful: their sickly banking industry 2. ) something such as a smell or taste that is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 sickly — mid 14c., from SICK (Cf. sick) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). Related: Sickliness …

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  • 15 sickly — [[t]sɪ̱kli[/t]] sicklier, sickliest 1) ADJ GRADED A sickly person or animal is weak, unhealthy, and often ill. He had been a sickly child. 2) ADJ GRADED A sickly smell or taste is unpleasant and makes you feel slightly sick, often because it is… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 sickly — adjective (sicklier, sickliest) 1》 often ill; in poor health.     ↘causing, characterized by, or indicative of poor health. 2》 inducing discomfort or nausea: a sickly green.     ↘excessively sentimental or mawkish. Derivatives sickliness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 sickly — adjective 1 weak, unhealthy, and often ill: a sickly child | a sickly pallor to his face 2 a sickly smell, taste etc is unpleasant and makes you feel sick: the sickly odor of rotting garbage …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 sickly — adjective 1) a sickly child Syn: unhealthy, in poor health, delicate, frail, weak Ant: healthy 2) sickly faces Syn: pale, wan, pasty …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 sickly — *unwholesome, morbid, diseased, pathological Analogous words: ailing (see corresponding noun at DISEASE): *weak, feeble, frail, infirm: mawkish, mushy, maudlin (see SENTIMENTAL) Antonyms: robust Contrasted words: *healthy, sound, wholesome, hale …

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  • 20 sickly — I UK [ˈsɪklɪ] / US adjective Word forms sickly : adjective sickly comparative sicklier superlative sickliest 1) someone who is sickly is generally not healthy and is often ill 2) a) something such as a smell or taste that is sickly is so… …

    English dictionary


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