Associations to the word «Sickness»


SICKNESS, noun. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness.
SICKNESS, noun. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
SICKNESS, noun. (linguistics) The analogical misuse of a rarer or marked grammatical case in the place of a more common or unmarked case.
SICKNESS UNTO DEATH, noun. (philosophy) (existentialism) (Kierkegaardianism) Personal despair over the disquieting circumstances of human existence.
SICKNESS UNTO DEATH, noun. (by extension) Despair, profound discontent, or a similar persistent debilitating malaise of the mind, spirit, or soul that produces a decline in mental, physical, or societal health and that may culminate in death or dissolution.

Dictionary definition

SICKNESS, noun. Impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism.
SICKNESS, noun. Defectiveness or unsoundness; "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment".
SICKNESS, noun. The state that precedes vomiting.

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche