View synonyms for allergic


[ uh-lur-jik ]


  1. of or relating to allergy:

    an allergic reaction to wool.

  2. having an allergy.
  3. Informal. having a strong dislike or aversion:

    He's allergic to most modern music.


/ əˈlɜːdʒɪk /


  1. of, relating to, having, or caused by an allergy
  2. informal.
    postpositivefoll byto having an aversion (to)

    he's allergic to work

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Other Words From

  • unal·lergic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of allergic1

First recorded in 1910–15; allerg(y) + -ic

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Example Sentences

In the hours before you leave home, avoid anything that might increase your chance of having an allergic reaction, such as exposure to cold air.

Some people have had severe allergic reactions to Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines.

While it released few details, the company said there were no serious allergic reactions.

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Just be sure to skip over this one if you are allergic to latex.

Braird got stung by bees while Sharon was at a meditation retreat and it turned out Braird was allergic and he went into shock.

It is impossible to know when allergic reactions occur, and most that do are quite serious.

Historically, Washington is not allergic to cooperation with devils.

Ross needs to go to the hospital after having an allergic reaction, leaving Joey and Chandler to watch Baby Ben.

But no matter, we are allergic and getting more allergic, hear us roar (and sniffle and whine and hack).

The teenage schoolgirl died from an allergic reaction to penicillin last June during the botched operation.

I did not label him efficiency-expert, for printers have always been notoriously allergic to that title.

He also was allergic to nearly everything and was always sneezing at the wrong time, just when we were supposed to be quiet.

I never spoke with him very much, because I think we were allergic to each other.

Lindsay had seen too much of allergic reactions since reaching Earth not to know he was looking at another.

Turning in on his contour couch, Lindsay recalled that he had given whiskey to the allergic athlete.


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