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English adjective: sick

1. sick affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function


SamplesIll from the monotony of his suffering.


Synonymsill


Similarafflicted, aguish, ailing, air sick, airsick, autistic, bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, bilious, bronchitic, carsick, consumptive, convalescent, delirious, diabetic, dizzy, dyspeptic, faint, feverish, feverous, funny, giddy, gouty, green, hallucinating, indisposed, laid low, laid up, light, light-headed, lightheaded, liverish, livery, milk-sick, nauseated, nauseous, palsied, paralytic, paralyzed, paraplegic, peaked, poorly, queasy, rachitic, recovering, rickety, scrofulous, seasick, seedy, sick, sick-abed, sickish, sickly, sneezy, spastic, stricken, stricken, swooning, tubercular, tuberculous, under the weather, unhealed, unwell, upset, vertiginous, woozy


See alsounfit, unhealthy


Antonymswell

2. sick feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit


Synonymsnauseated, nauseous, queasy, sickish


Similarill, sick


Antonymswell

3. sick affected with madness or insanity


SamplesA man who had gone mad.


Synonymsbrainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, unbalanced, unhinged


Similarinsane


Antonymssane

4. sick having a strong distaste from surfeit


SamplesGrew more and more disgusted.
Fed up with their complaints.
Sick of it all.
Sick to death of flattery.
Gossip that makes one sick.
Tired of the noise and smoke.


Synonymsdisgusted, fed up, sick of, tired of


Similardispleased


Antonymspleased

5. sick (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble


SamplesThe pale light of a half moon.
A pale sun.
The late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street.
A pallid sky.
The pale (or wan) stars.
The wan light of dawn.


Synonymspale, pallid, wan


Similarweak


Antonymsstrong

6. sick deeply affected by a strong feeling


SamplesSat completely still, sick with envy.
She was sick with longing.


Similaraffected, moved, stirred, touched


Antonymsunmoved, unaffected, untouched

7. sick shockingly repellent; inspiring horror


SamplesGhastly wounds.
The grim aftermath of the bombing.
The grim task of burying the victims.
A grisly murder.
Gruesome evidence of human sacrifice.
Macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages.
Macabre tortures conceived by madmen.


Synonymsghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre


Similaralarming


Antonymsunalarming


English noun: sick

1. sick (group) people who are sick


SamplesThey devote their lives to caring for the sick.


Broader (hypernym)people


English verb: sick

1. sick (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.


Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down









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