sickly

(redirected from sicklier)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to sicklier: sickliest

sick·ly

 (sĭk′lē)
adj. sick·li·er, sick·li·est
1. Prone to sickness.
2. Of, caused by, or associated with sickness: a sickly pallor.
3. Conducive to sickness: a sickly climate.
4. Causing nausea; nauseating.
5. Lacking vigor or strength; feeble or weak: a sickly handshake.
tr.v. sick·lied, sick·ly·ing, sick·lies
Archaic To make sickly.

sick′li·ness n.
sick′ly, sick′li·ly adv.

sickly

(ˈsɪklɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. (Medicine) disposed to frequent ailments; not healthy; weak
2. (Medicine) of, relating to, or caused by sickness
3. (of a smell, taste, etc) causing revulsion or nausea
4. (of light or colour) faint or feeble
5. mawkish; insipid: sickly affectation.
adv
in a sick or sickly manner
ˈsickliness n

sick•ly

(ˈsɪk li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est, adj.
1. not strong; unhealthy; ailing.
2. arising from ill health: a sickly complexion.
3. marked by the prevalence of ill health, as a region.
4. causing sickness.
5. nauseating.
6. maudlin; mawkish: sickly sentimentality.
7. faint or feeble, as light or color.
adv.
8. in a sick or sickly manner.
v.t.
9. to cover with a sickly hue.
[1300–50]
sick′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sickly - unhealthy looking
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
2.sickly - somewhat ill or prone to illnesssickly - somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

sickly

adjective
1. unhealthy, weak, delicate, ailing, feeble, infirm, in poor health, indisposed He had been a sickly child.
2. pale, washed out, wan, pasty, bloodless, pallid, sallow, ashen-faced, waxen, peaky his pale, sickly face and woebegone expression
3. nauseating, revolting (informal), cloying, icky (informal) the sickly smell of rum
4. sentimental, romantic, sloppy (informal), corny (slang), cheesy (informal), mushy (informal), weepy (informal), slushy (informal), mawkish, tear-jerking (informal), schmaltzy (slang), gushy (informal) a sickly sequel to the flimsy series
5. insipid, pale, washed out, colourless, faint, milky, light-coloured, whitish Wallpapers are too often designed in sickly pastel shades.

sickly

adjective
1. Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems:
2. Of or associated with sickness:
Translations
شاحِب، هَزيلضَعيف، مُعَرَّض للمَرَض
bledýmdlýneduživýnezdravý
dårligsygelig
heilskutæpur, veillsjúklegur, veiklulegur
chorľavý
bolehen

sickly

[ˈsɪklɪ] ADJ (sicklier (compar) (sickliest (superl)))
1. [person] (= unwell, feeble) → enfermizo, enclenque; (= pale) → pálido; [smile] → forzado; [plant] → débil
2. (= cloying) [taste, smell] → empalagoso
sickly sweetdulzón

sickly

[ˈsɪkli] adj
(= unhealthy) [person, animal] → maladif/ive
(= nauseating) [smell, taste] → écœurant(e)
[colour, light] → blafard(e)sick-making [ˈsɪkmeɪkɪŋ] adjà vomir

sickly

adj (+er) person, appearancekränklich; complexion, lightblass; smell, taste, food, sentimentality, colourwiderlich, ekelhaft; smilematt; grinschwach; climateungesund; sickly sweet smellunangenehm süßer Geruch; sickly sweet smileübersüßes or zuckersüßes Lächeln

sickly

[ˈsɪklɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → malaticcio/a; (plant, animal) → malato/a; (smile) → stentato/a; (complexion) → giallastro/a; (taste, smell) → stomachevole; (cake) → stucchevole
sickly sweet → nauseante

sick

(sik) adjective
1. vomiting or inclined to vomit. He has been sick several times today; I feel sick; She's inclined to be seasick/airsick/car-sick.
2. (especially American) ill. He is a sick man; The doctor told me that my husband is very sick and may not live very long.
3. very tired (of); wishing to have no more (of). I'm sick of doing this; I'm sick and tired of hearing about it!
4. affected by strong, unhappy or unpleasant feelings. I was really sick at making that bad mistake.
5. in bad taste. a sick joke.
noun
vomit. The bedclothes were covered with sick.
ˈsicken verb
1. to become sick.
2. to disgust. The very thought sickens me.
ˈsickening adjective
causing sickness, disgust or weariness; very unpleasant or annoying. There was a sickening crunch; The weather is really sickening!
ˈsickeningly adverb
ˈsickly adjective
1. tending to be often ill. a sickly child.
2. suggesting sickness; pale; feeble. She looks sickly.
ˈsickness noun
the state of being sick or ill. There seems to be a lot of sickness in the town; seasickness.
ˈsick-leave noun
time taken off from work etc because of sickness. He has been on sick-leave for the last three days.
make (someone) sick
to make (someone) feel very annoyed, upset etc. It makes me sick to see him waste money like that.
the sick
ill people. He visits the sick.
worried sick
very worried. I'm worried sick about it.
see also ill.

sickly

a. enfermizo-a, achacoso-a, endeble.

sickly

adj (comp -lier; super -liest) enfermizo
References in classic literature ?
The perfume of flowers--the faint sweetness of mimosa and the sicklier fragrance of hyacinths--seemed almost overwhelming, for the fire was warm and the windows closed.
As Rebecca writes so eloquently to peers: "There is plenty of evidence that shows the way poverty affects children: it leads to shorter, sicklier lives, lower educational achievement, higher rates of mental health issues, social exclusion and low self-esteem.
Give me that sickly syrup and an even sicklier John Lewis advert over yet another dose of weary cynicism any day.