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sickly

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adjective sick·ly \ˈsi-klē\

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.

First Known Use of sickly

14th century


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sickly

verb sick·ly

Definition of sickly

sicklied

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sicklying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make sick or sickly

First Known Use of sickly

1763


SICKLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sickly for English Language Learners

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

  • : caused by or relating to sickness

  • : causing a person to feel sick


SICKLY Defined for Kids

sickly

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adjective sick·ly \ˈsik-lē\

Definition of sickly for Students

sicklier

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sickliest

  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.


Medical Dictionary

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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