sick person


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Noun1.sick person - a person suffering from an illnesssick person - a person suffering from an illness  
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
anorectic, anorexic - a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
bulimic - a person suffering from bulimia
consumptive, tubercular, lunger - a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
convalescent - a person who is recovering from illness
depressive - someone suffering psychological depression
diabetic - someone who has diabetes
dyspeptic - a person suffering from indigestion
epileptic - a person who has epilepsy
bleeder, haemophile, haemophiliac, hemophile, hemophiliac - someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
incurable - a person whose disease is incurable
insomniac, sleepless person - someone who cannot sleep
invalid, shut-in - someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
lazar, leper - a person afflicted with leprosy
lunatic, madman, maniac - an insane person
manic-depressive - a person afflicted with manic-depressive illness
monomaniac - a person suffering from monomania
narcoleptic - a person who has narcolepsy
neurasthenic - a person suffering a nervous breakdown
mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
psycho, psychotic, psychotic person - a person afflicted with psychosis
rheumatic - a person suffering with rheumatism
syphilitic - a person suffering from syphilis
valetudinarian - weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
spewer, vomiter - a person who vomits
References in classic literature ?
The instance taken from the arts seems fallacious: wherein it is said to be wrong for a sick person to apply for a remedy to books, but that it would be far more eligible to employ those who are skilful in physic; for these do nothing contrary to reason from motives of friendship but earn their money by curing the sick, whereas those who have the management of public affairs do many things through hatred or favour.
But it is in the name of one dear to many, and dear even to you, that I beseech you to let this sick person be transported with care and tenderness under your protection.
Then he worked his way out, staying himself with his hand along the wall, like a sick person.
The physician, being called to attend the sick person, would look at him, and say, "It is the small-pox
At first, Miss Miggs wondered greatly in her own mind who this sick person might be; but arriving, on second thoughts, at the conclusion that he was a part of the schemes on foot, and an artful device soon to be employed with great success, she opined, for Miss Haredale's comfort, that it must be some misguided Papist who had been wounded: and this happy supposition encouraged her to say, under her breath, 'Ally Looyer
Cheerful along with me; retired when others is by; fond of going any distance fur to teach a child, or fur to tend a sick person, or fur to do some kindness tow'rds a young girl's wedding (and she's done a many, but has never seen one); fondly loving of her uncle; patient; liked by young and old; sowt out by all that has any trouble.
No sick person really believes in a doctor who jokes.
Life was to him like strong, white light that hurts the tired eyes of a sick person.
I moved along the passage between the dead wall and the black-and- white marble elevation of the staircase with hushed footsteps, as though there had been a mortally sick person somewhere in the house.
While Ralph bent upon his trembling friend a keen look, which showed that he perfectly understood the reason of this great consideration and regard, a footstep was heard upon the stairs, and Bray himself came into the room on tiptoe, and holding up his hand with a cautious gesture, as if there were some sick person near, who must not be disturbed.
The groans of this sick person,' he said, distract my attention.
He found an urgent message from a patient, waiting for him; and he most unfortunately went at once to visit the sick person, without stopping to change his clothes.