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sickly

adjective

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  1. 1 chronically or repeatedly suffering from poor health a sickly foal that seemed to catch everything that the other horses had Synonyms of sickly ailing, invalid, weakly Words Related to sickly bedfast, bedridden; delicate, fragile, frail; dying, fading, incurable, moribund; challenged, debilitated, incapacitated, lame; decrepit, enfeebled, feeble, infirm, weak, weakened, worn-out; ill, indisposed, peaked, poorly, run-down, sick, unhealthy, unsound, unwell Near Antonyms of sickly able-bodied, fit, hale, hearty, sound, well-conditioned, whole, wholesome Antonyms of sickly healthy, well

  2. 2 bad for the well-being of the body lungs scarred by years of exposure to the sickly air of the coal mines Synonyms of sickly insalubrious, noisome, noxious, unhealthy, unhealthful, unwholesomeWords Related to sickly germy, insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary; nonnutritious; poisonous, toxic; fatal, lethal, mortalNear Antonyms of sickly hygienic, sanitary; nutritiousAntonyms of sickly healthful, healthy


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