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sickly

sick·ly

sickly

 
pronunciation:
sIk li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sicklier, sickliest
definition 1: often sick; not strong or healthy.
a sickly person
synonyms:
ailing, unhealthy
antonyms:
healthy, resilient, robust, strong
similar words:
bad, feeble, infirm, lousy, run-down, unwell, wan, weak
definition 2: of, pertaining to, associated with, or arising from sickness.
the sickly yellow skin of jaundice
synonyms:
diseased, morbid, unhealthy, unwholesome, wan
antonyms:
healthy, rosy
similar words:
ashen, drawn, emaciated, feeble, gaunt, green, haggard, infected, peaked
definition 3: insipid or feeble.
his sickly attempt to explain
synonyms:
faint, feeble
antonyms:
strong
similar words:
fragile, infirm, insipid, pallid, vapid, wan, weak
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in a sick or sickly way.
similar words:
feebly, infirmly, morbidly, unhealthily, unwholesomely, wanly, weakly
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sicklied, sicklies, sicklying
definition: to make sickly, esp. in hue.
synonyms:
blanch, blench
similar words:
discolor, gray, pale
derivation: sickliness (n.)
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