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peaky

(ˈpiːkɪ)
adj, -kier or -kiest
wan, emaciated, or sickly
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peaky - having or as if having especially high-pitched spots; "absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

peaky

adjective off colour, poorly (informal), ill, sick, pale, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), pinched, wan, sickly, unwell, emaciated, under the weather (informal), in poor shape, like death warmed up (informal), green about the gills, peelie-wally (Scot.) Are you feeling all right? You look a little peaky.
Translations
هَزيل، شاحِب الوَجْه
bledývyzáblý
bleguvel
göthös
laslegur

peaky

[ˈpiːkɪ] ADJ (peakier (compar) (peakiest (superl))) → paliducho
to look peakyestar paliducho

peaky

[ˈpiːki] adj (British) [person] → pas dans son assiette

peaky

adj (+er) (Brit inf) complexionblass; faceverhärmt, abgehärmt; look, childkränklich; to look peakynicht gut aussehen, angeschlagen aussehen (inf)

peaky

[ˈpiːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → sbattuto/a
I'm feeling a bit peaky → mi sento un po' giù

peak

(piːk) noun
1. the pointed top of a mountain or hill. snow-covered peaks.
2. the highest, greatest, busiest etc point, time etc. He was at the peak of his career.
3. the front part of a cap which shades the eyes. The boy wore a cap with a peak.
verb
to reach the highest, greatest, busiest etc point, time etc. Prices peaked in July and then began to fall.
peaked adjective
having a peak. a peaked cap.
ˈpeaky adjective
looking pale and unhealthy. You look peaky today.
References in classic literature ?
Those three little piggies grew peaky and lean, and lean they might very well be;
His features were peaky and sallow, and his little pointed beard was thready and ill-nourished.
At the other side of this road were three large detached deep-bodied villas with peaky eaves and small wooden balconies, each standing in its own little square of grass and of flowers.
The other, clad in a dirty russet suit with a long sweeping doublet, had a cunning, foxy face with keen, twinkling eyes and a peaky beard.
This he buttoned tightly up, in spite of the extreme closeness of the night, and finished his attire by putting on a rabbit-skin cap with hanging lappets which covered the ears, so that no part of him was visible save his mobile and peaky face.
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