- a particular disease or malady.
- the state or an instance of being sick; illness.
- nausea; queasiness.
Origin of sickness
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Examples from the Web for sickness
The sickness in her mind was a reflection of the sickness of her life, a sickness created by her family and her society.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism
January 3, 2015
You already protect you, and look after you in sickness and in health.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement
December 30, 2014
I knew there would be good times and bad, sickness and health, broken dishwashers and giant cockroaches in the bathroom.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Many women find a car journey with regular morning sickness quite an ordeal.Our Hero! Morning Sickness Stricken Kate Middleton Rides In a 200 Year Old Carriage
October 21, 2014
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.Second Royal Baby for Kate
September 8, 2014
Our sickness (sin) is revealed to us by the Ten Commandments.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
But there was sickness in the mountains and Waba-mooin said that it also was my fault.The Trail Book
Their sickness was the hand of God, but Benny just ain't had enough to eat.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
I saw off men's legs, or I help them through a spell of sickness.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
For this end he is fed, clothed, and prescribed for in sickness.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
- an illness or disease
- nausea or queasiness
- the state or an instance of being sick
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Word Origin and History for sickness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The condition of being sick; illness.
- A disease or an illness.
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