sick

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[ sik ]
/ sɪk /

adjective, sick·er, sick·est.

noun

(used with a plural verb) sick persons collectively (usually preceded by the).

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Idioms for sick

Origin of sick

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before 900; Middle English sik, sek, Old English sēoc; cognate with Dutch ziek, German siech, Old Norse sjūkr, Gothic siuks

SYNONYMS FOR sick

2 nauseous, nauseated.
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British Dictionary definitions for sick and tired (1 of 2)

sick1
/ (sɪk) /

adjective

noun, verb

an informal word for vomit
See also sick-out

Derived forms of sick

sickish, adjective

Word Origin for sick

Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh

British Dictionary definitions for sick and tired (2 of 2)

sick2
/ (sɪk) /

verb

a variant spelling of sic 2
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Medical definitions for sick and tired

sick
[ sĭk ]

adj.

Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Nauseated.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
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Idioms and Phrases with sick and tired (1 of 2)

sick and tired

Also, sick or tired to death. Thoroughly weary or bored, as in I'm sick and tired of these begging phone calls, or She was sick to death of that endless recorded music. These hyperbolic expressions of exasperation imply one is weary to the point of illness or death. The first dates from the late 1700s, the first variant from the late 1800s, and the second variant from the first half of the 1700s.

Idioms and Phrases with sick and tired (2 of 2)

sick

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