sicker

1
[ sik-er ]
/ ˈsɪk ər /

adjective

comparative of sick1.

Definition for sicker (2 of 3)

sicker2

or sik·er

[ sik-er ]
/ ˈsɪk ər /
Scot. and North England

adjective

safe from danger; secure.
dependable; trustworthy.

adverb

certainly; without doubt.

Origin of sicker

2
before 900; Middle English siker, Old English sicor; cognate with Dutch zeker, German sicher, all ≪ Latin sēcūrus; see secure

Definition for sicker (3 of 3)

sick1
[ sik ]
/ sɪk /

adjective, sick·er, sick·est.

noun

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

Origin of sick

1
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 sicker (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 sicker (2 of 2)

sick2
/ (sɪk) /

verb

a variant spelling of sic 2
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Medicine definitions for sicker

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 sicker

sick

In addition to the idioms beginning with sick

  • sick and tired
  • sick as a dog
  • sick at heart
  • sick in bed
  • sick joke
  • sick to one's stomach

also see:

  • call in sick
  • get sick
  • make one sick
  • worried sick
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