adjective, sick·li·er, sick·li·est.
verb (used with object), sick·lied, sick·ly·ing.
- sickle-cell test,
- sickness benefit,
Origin of sickly
Examples from the Web for sickly
Neruda suffered from cancer, and he looked unwell, with a sickly yellow glow.
How did your family react to seeing you so skinny and sickly looking?Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance|Kevin Fallon|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A hunter comes across a sickly gorilla, too weak to defend itself from the blows of his cleaver.Already Deadly in Africa, Could Ebola Hit America Next?|Scott Bixby|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Priest and politician, sickly child and medical miracle, Bob Massie has had about an American of a life as anyone could imagine.
Russians had no choice but face his final decision; his usurpation of political power is sickly humiliating.
Since we last saw them a sickly baby had been added to their number.The English Orphans|Mary Jane Holmes
With a sickly feeling at my heart, I saw the sun approach the horizon.Adventures of a Young Naturalist|Lucien Biart
My match burned my fingers and I dropped it to the floor, where it expired in a sickly blue flame.The Window at the White Cat|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Others, yellowed and pale, cover with their sickly colors the bleeding crevices.A Tour Through The Pyrenees|Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
Still there was a moon—faint and sickly, but still a moon—and, if the clouds permitted after midnight it would be brighter.Great Ghost Stories|Various