[ sik-lee ]
/ ˈsɪk li /
adjective, sick·li·er, sick·li·est.
not strong; unhealthy; ailing.
of, connected with, or arising from ill health: a sickly complexion.
marked by the prevalence of ill health, as a region: the epidemic left the town sickly.
maudlin and insipid; mawkish: sickly sentimentality.
faint or feeble, as light or color.
in a sick or sickly manner.
verb (used with object), sick·lied, sick·ly·ing.
to cover with a sickly hue.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sicklysick·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sick-lied
/ (ˈsɪklɪ) /
adjective -lier or -liest
disposed to frequent ailments; not healthy; weak
of, relating to, or caused by sickness
(of a smell, taste, etc) causing revulsion or nausea
(of light or colour) faint or feeble
mawkish; insipidsickly affectation
in a sick or sickly manner
Derived forms of sicklysickliness, noun
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