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sickly

adjective

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1 chronically or repeatedly suffering from poor health
  • a sickly foal that seemed to catch everything that the other horses had

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2 bad for the well-being of the body
  • lungs scarred by years of exposure to the sickly air of the coal mines

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The first known use of sickly was in the 14th century

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“Sickly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sickly. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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