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Meaning of SICKLY

Pronunciation:  'siklee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  unhealthy looking
  2. [adj]  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"

SICKLY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ailing, ill, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sallow, sick, under the weather, unhealthy, unwell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sick"ly\, a. [Compar. {Sicklier}; superl. {Sickliest}.]
    1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease;
       as, a sickly body.
             This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. --Shak.
    2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a
       sickly climate. --Cowper.
    3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.
             The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. --Dryden.
             Nor torrid summer's sickly smile.     --Keble.
    4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell;
       sickly sentimentality.
    Syn: Diseased; ailing; infirm; weakly; unhealthy; healthless;
         weak; feeble; languid; faint.
  2. \Sick"ly\, adv.
    In a sick manner or condition; ill.
          My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage.
  3. \Sick"ly\, v. t.
    To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in
    the past participle. [R.]
          Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. --Shak.
          Sentiments sicklied over . . . with that cloying
          heaviness into which unvaried sweetness is too apt to
          subside.                                 --Jeffrey.