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1sickly

adjective sick·ly \ˈsi-klē\

: often affected by a disease or illness : not healthy and strong

: caused by or relating to sickness

: causing a person to feel sick

Full Definition of SICKLY

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 sickly climate>
4
a :  appearing as if sick
b :  lacking in vigor :  weak <a sickly plant>
5
:  sickening <a sickly odor>
sick·li·ness noun

Examples of SICKLY

  1. The walls were painted a sickly yellow.
  2. The lamp gave off a sickly glow.

First Known Use of SICKLY

14th century

2sickly

transitive verb
sick·liedsick·ly·ing

Definition of SICKLY

:  to make sick or sickly

First Known Use of SICKLY

1763
SICKLINESS Defined for Kids

sickly

adjective sick·ly \ˈsik-lē\
sick·li·ersick·li·est

Definition of SICKLY for Kids

1
:  somewhat sick :  often ailing <I was sickly as a child.>
2
:  caused by or associated with ill health <a sickly complexion>
3
:  sickening <a sickly odor>
4
:  appearing as if sick <The sickly plants withered away.>
Medical Dictionary

sickly

adjective sick·ly \ˈsik-lē\

Medical Definition of SICKLY

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 nausea <a sickly odor>

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