adjective, sick·li·er, sick·li·est.
verb (used with object), sick·lied, sick·ly·ing.
Origin of sickly
Synonyms for sickly
Related Words for sicklinessmalady, ailment, imperfection, deficiency, affliction, frailty, doldrums, anxiety, pain, angst, weakness, disquiet, unease, discomfort, illness, uneasiness, despair, stroke, syndrome, cancer
Examples from the Web for sickliness
Historical Examples of sickliness
They tried to raise a cheer, but the attempt died in its own sickliness.
Who would suspect the composer's fragility and sickliness in this work?Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
The powers of Hyde seemed to have grown with the sickliness of Jekyll.The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
To-day some amount of sickliness and headache is bothering me, but nothing to signify….Charlotte Bront
T. Wemyss Reid
Ugliness and squalor she knew; but sickliness was new to her.Coquette