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sickly

[ sik-lee ]
/ 藞s瑟k li /
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adjective, sick路li路er, sick路li路est.
adverb
in a sick or sickly manner.
verb (used with object), sick路lied, sick路ly路ing.
to cover with a sickly hue.
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Origin of sickly

1300鈥50; Middle English siklich, sekly (adj.). See sick1, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM sickly

sick路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sickly

sickly
/ (藞s瑟kl瑟) /

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
adverb
in a sick or sickly manner

Derived forms of sickly

sickliness, noun
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