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sickly

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adjective sick·ly \ˈsi-klē\

Simple Definition of sickly

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

  • : caused by or relating to sickness

  • : causing a person to feel sick

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sickly

  1. 1 :  somewhat unwell; also :  habitually ailing

  2. 2 :  produced by or associated with sickness <a sickly complexion> <a sickly appetite>

  3. 3 :  producing or tending to produce disease :  unwholesome <a sickly climate>

  4. 4a :  appearing as if sickb :  lacking in vigor :  weak <a sickly plant>

  5. 5 :  sickening <a sickly odor>

sickliness noun

Examples of sickly in a sentence

  1. The walls were painted a sickly yellow.

  2. The lamp gave off a sickly glow.



14th Century

First Known Use of sickly

14th century


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sickly

transitive verb sick·ly

Definition of sickly

sickliedsicklying

  1. :  to make sick or sickly



1763

First Known Use of sickly

1763


SICKLY Defined for Kids

sickly

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adjective sick·ly \ˈsik-lē\

Definition of sickly for Students

sickliersickliest

  1. 1 :  somewhat sick :  often ailing <I was sickly as a child.>

  2. 2 :  caused by or associated with ill health <a sickly complexion>

  3. 3 :  sickening <a sickly odor>

  4. 4 :  appearing as if sick <The sickly plants withered away.>




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sickly

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adjective sick·ly \ˈsik-lē\

Medical Definition of sickly

  1. 1:  somewhat unwell; also :  habitually ailing <a sickly child>

  2. 2:  produced by or associated with sickness <a sickly complexion>

  3. 3:  producing or tending to produce disease <a sickly climate>

  4. 4:  tending to produce nausea <a sickly odor>




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