Definitions for sicksɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sick*sɪk(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing.

    Category: Pathology

  2. affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.

    Category: Pathology

  3. deeply affected with some distressing feeling:

    sick at heart.

  4. mentally, morally, or emotionally deranged, corrupt, or unsound.

    Category: Psychiatry

  5. characteristic of a sick mind:

    sick fancies.

    Category: Psychiatry

  6. gruesome; sadistic:

    sick jokes.

  7. of, pertaining to, or for use during sickness:

    sick benefits.

  8. suggestive of sickness; sickly:

    a sick pallor.

  9. disgusted; chagrined.

  10. not in proper condition; impaired.

  11. failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usu. specified: containing harmful microorganisms:

    a wheat-sick soil.

    a sick field.

    Category: Agriculture

Idioms for sick:

  1. sick and tired,exasperated and weary:

    sick and tired of working late.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See ill.

Origin of sick:

bef. 900; ME sik, sek, OE sēoc, c. OFris siāk, OHG sioh, ON sjūkr, Go siuks

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sick(adj)

    people who are sick

    "they devote their lives to caring for the sick"

  2. ill, sick(adj)

    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

    "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

  3. nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish(adj)

    feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

  4. brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged(adj)

    affected with madness or insanity

    "a man who had gone mad"

  5. disgusted, fed up(p), sick(p), sick of(p), tired of(p)(adj)

    having a strong distaste from surfeit

    "grew 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"

  6. pale, pallid, wan, sick(adj)

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

    "the 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"

  7. sick(adj)

    deeply affected by a strong feeling

    "sat completely still, sick with envy"; "she was sick with longing"

  8. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick(verb)

    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

    "ghastly 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"

  9. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up(verb)

    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sick(adjective)ɪk

    feeling unwell or having an illness

    Riding in the car makes me feel sick.

  2. sickɪk

    to become unwell

    I got sick and had to stay home.; She's sick with the flu.

  3. sickɪk

    to vomit

  4. sickɪk

    not at work or school because of being sick

    She's off sick today.

  5. sickɪk

    offensive or disgusting

    sick jokes; Being cruel to pets is just sick.

  6. sickɪk

    to make sb very angry and offended

    It makes me sick the way they take advantage of her.

  7. sickɪk

    not wanting to deal with sth annoying anymore

    I'm sick and tired of listening to his awful music.

  8. sick(noun)ɪk


Webster Dictionary

  1. Sick

    affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health. See the Synonym under Illness

  2. Sick

    affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache

  3. Sick

    having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to be sick of flattery

  4. Sick

    corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned

  5. Sick(noun)


  6. Sick(verb)

    to fall sick; to sicken


  1. Sick

    Sick is the second studio album by Sow released in 1998. This album spawned no singles. At this time Sow comprises Anna Wildsmith with "Boys", where the Boys are Raymond Watts, Euphonic, Sascha Konietzko, Hoppy Kamiyama & Optical 8, Martin King, and Günter Schulz.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sick' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2617

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1178

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sick' in Adjectives Frequency: #307

Translations for sick

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


vomiting or inclined to vomit

He has been sick several times today; I feel sick; She's inclined to be seasick/airsick/car-sick.

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