Associations to the word «Sickly»


SICKLY, adjective. Frequently ill; often in poor health; given to becoming ill.
SICKLY, adjective. Having the appearance of sickness or ill health; appearing ill, infirm or unhealthy; pale.
SICKLY, adjective. Weak; faint; suggesting unhappiness.
SICKLY, adjective. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease.
SICKLY, adjective. Tending to produce disease.
SICKLY, adjective. Tending to produce nausea; sickening.
SICKLY, adjective. Overly sweet.
SICKLY, verb. (transitive) To make sickly.
SICKLY, adverb. In a sick manner.
SICKLY SWEET, adjective. Too sweet; sickeningly sweet.

Dictionary definition

SICKLY, adjective. Unhealthy looking.
SICKLY, adjective. 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".

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