sickliness


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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.
Translations

sickliness

[ˈsɪklɪnɪs] N
1. (= ill health, feebleness) → lo enfermizo; (= paleness) → palidez f; (= weakness) → debilidad f
2. (= sweetness) → lo empalagoso

sickliness

n (of person, appearance)Kränklichkeit f; (of complexion, light)Blässe f; (of smell, taste, food, sentimentality, colour)Widerlichkeit f, → Ekelhaftigkeit f; (of smile)Mattheit f; (of grin)Schwachheit f

sickliness

[ˈsɪklɪnɪs] n (of person) → salute f malferma; (of cake, sweet) → sapore m stucchevole
References in classic literature ?
He could be heard getting up hurriedly, stumbling against something, and Levin saw, facing him in the doorway, the big, scared eyes, and the huge, thin, stooping figure of his brother, so familiar, and yet astonishing in it weirdness and sickliness.
He was a great walker, and thought nothing of going twenty or thirty miles a day, for though he was small and slight he had quite recovered from his childish sickliness and was full of wiry energy.
Foul and filthy as the room is, foul and filthy as the air is, it is not easy to perceive what fumes those are which most oppress the senses in it; but through the general sickliness and faintness, and the odour of stale tobacco, there comes into the lawyer's mouth the bitter, vapid taste of opium.
If some of my pupils chose to walk and take me with them, it was well for me; for otherwise my position in the carriage was to be crushed into the corner farthest from the open window, and with my back to the horses: a position which invariably made me sick; and if I were not actually obliged to leave the church in the middle of the service, my devotions were disturbed with a feeling of languor and sickliness, and the tormenting fear of its becoming worse: and a depressing headache was generally my companion throughout the day, which would otherwise have been one of welcome rest, and holy, calm enjoyment.
The powers of Hyde seemed to have grown with the sickliness of Jekyll.
She said lack of food was a constant problem 'despite the official pronouncements of authorities,' leading to the sickliness of children.
17) Sanditon describes economies as well as people in terms of their health or sickliness, with Mr.
In the Victorian era in particular, female sickliness offered a way to "temporarily escape from the family duties, imposed by the cult of true womanhood" (Vandereycken and Deth 1994, 202).
The desserts were equally considered and boasted the sophistication of their predecessors - my partner's pecan pie with frozen yoghurt Chantilly comprised a fillingbashing triple layer of roasted and sugared pecans on a treacle pie base in heavy shortcrust pastry topped with creamy frozen yoghurt and a generous fan of honeycomb while my dark chocolate and Cointreau mousse with (very subtle) liquorice ice cream was deceptively light and achieved sweetness without sickliness, indulgence without a feeling of true excess.
We have shown that all sickliness is fatal to beauty, and the inference follows, unavoidably, that much of the prevailing taste is morbid and unsound.
In the model presented earlier, retirement decisions are entirely dependent on sickliness draw.
When the sickliness of those voices becomes too much for even a lover of the genre to bear, it's good to remember that there are still authentic independent voices that are brave, honest and extremely talented.