What does SIC mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sic, setadverb

    urge to attack someone

    "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"

  2. sicadverb

    intentionally so written (used after a printed word or phrase)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sicadjective


    Etymology: [L.]

  2. Sicadverb


    Etymology: [L.]


  1. sic

    The Latin adverb sic added immediately after a quoted word or phrase, indicates that the quotation has been transcribed exactly as found in the original source, complete with any erroneous spelling or other nonstandard presentation. The notation's usual purpose is to inform the reader that any errors or apparent errors in the transcribed material do not arise from errors in the course of the transcription, and the errors have been repeated intentionally, i.e., that they are reproduced exactly as set down by the original writer or printer. It may also be used as a form of ridicule or as a humorous comment, drawing attention to the original writer's spelling mistakes or emphasizing his or her erroneous logic. Sic is generally placed inside square brackets "[ ]", or in parentheses "", and traditionally in italics, as is customary when printing a foreign word.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sic

    sik, adv. so, thus—printed within brackets in quoted matter to show that the original is being correctly reproduced, even though incorrect or wrong.—Sic passim, so throughout.

  2. Sic

    sik, Siccan, sik′an, adj. Scotch forms of such.—adj. Sic′-like, for such-like, of the same kind.

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Anagrams for SIC »

  1. CIS

  2. CSI

  3. ICS

  4. Sci

  5. Sci.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIC in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of SIC in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnells:

    Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren't too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum, were's( sic) my money.

  2. Adukeo Ogundiya:

    Then for [ sic ] next 30 minutes there were [ sic ] shooting, they opened fire, just shooting.

  3. Chris Bowman:

    Please feel free to bring ur (sic) wife, partner or just a date. This party is open to men, women, families. Gay, str8, bi, and the unknown. the purpose of the barbecue is not for gays and straights but also black, white, any race, any sex and he-saying whatever to bring people together to talk — something we have lost the skill to do.

  4. British Airways:

    This sort of behaviour (sic) will not be tolerated.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Tennessee loving Bill Hagerty, who was my Tennessee Victoy (sic) Chair and is now the very outstanding Ambassador to Japan, will be running for the U.S. Senate, he is strong on crime, borders & our 2nd A. Loves our Military & our Vets. Has my Complete & Total Endorsement!

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    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    • A. impurity
    • B. wavering
    • C. tingle
    • D. concoction

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