What does sick mean?

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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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sick

    sik, adj. affected with disease: ill: inclined to vomit: disgusted: infirm: disordered: pining: depressed: indicating sickness: poor in quality: out of repair.—v.i. (Shak.) to grow sick.—ns. Sick′-bay, -berth, a compartment on a troop-ship, &c., for sick and wounded; Sick′-bed, a bed on which a person lies sick.—adj. Sick′-brained, mentally deranged.—v.t. Sick′en, to make sick: to disgust: to make weary of anything.—v.i. to become sick: to be disgusted: to become disgusting or tedious: to become weakened.—n. Sick′ener, any cause of disgust.—adj. Sick′ening, causing sickness or disgust, loathsome.—n. a scum which forms on the surface of mercury from grease, sulphides, arsenides, &c.—adv. Sick′eningly.—adj. Sick′-fall′en (Shak.), struck down with sickness.—ns. Sick′-flag, a yellow flag indicating disease on board a ship; Sick′-head′ache, headache accompanied with nausea.—adj. Sick′ish, somewhat sick.—adv. Sick′ishly.—ns. Sick′ishness; Sick′-leave, leave of absence from duty owing to sickness.—adj. Sick′lied (Shak.), tainted with the hue of sickness or disease.—adv. Sick′lily, in a sickly manner.—ns. Sick′liness, the state of being sickly, or of appearing so; Sick′-list, a list containing the names of the sick.—adjs. Sick′-listed, entered on the sick-list; Sick′ly, inclined to sickness: unhealthy: somewhat sick: weak: languid: producing disease: mawkish: feeble, mentally weak.—adv. in a sick manner: feebly.—v.t. (obs.) to make sickly or sickly-looking.—ns. Sick′ness, state of being sick, disease: disorder of the stomach: an enfeebled state of anything; Sick′-report′, a return regularly made of the state of the sick; Sick′-room, a room to which a person is confined by sickness.—adj. Sick′-thought′ed (Shak.), love-sick. [A.S. seóc; Ger. siech, Dut. ziek.]

  2. Sick

    sik, v.t. to set upon, chase: to incite to attack. [A variant of seek.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sick

    A word uniformly used throughout the United States in the place of “ill,” as in our own country. This is not an Americanism, but good honest English, having been introduced to the New World by the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed in the Mayflower. Both in the Bible and in Shakespeare sick, not ill, is employed. This is one of the few instances in which the Americans have preserved a word true to its original meaning.

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

How to pronounce sick?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sick in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sick in a Sentence

  1. Navya Mysore:

    Masks are the best defense you can have, and have helped me not get sick.

  2. Amber Kozak:

    It disgusted me, i was like, 'For what? Like, why would you do that?' It seemed sick.

  3. Lena Dunham:

    I feel blessed to have entered this experience as a' sick' person ; otherwise, I don't know how I would have tolerated crossing that threshold from well to unwell, this is the biggest deal in our country, and in the world right now.

  4. Saira Nicole:

    We’re sick and tired of them giving us a bad name, i just stand there and feel sick to my stomach because I can’t take it anymore.

  5. Kenny Specht:

    That was really the catalyst for getting it done, you get ordered to go there, you get ordered to stay there, you get ordered to do a lot of crazy work, and then a couple years later, you get sick.

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