What does sickly mean?

Definitions for sickly
ˈsɪk lisick·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sickly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sallow, sickly(adj)

    unhealthy looking

  2. ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy(adj)

    somewhat ill or prone to illness

    "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"


  1. sickly(Adjective)

    Frequently ill; often in poor health; given to becoming ill.

    a sickly child

  2. sickly(Adjective)

    Having the appearance of sickness or ill health; appearing ill, infirm or unhealthy; pale.

    a sickly plant

  3. sickly(Adjective)

    Weak; faint; suggesting unhappiness.

    a sickly smile

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sickly

    somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body

  2. Sickly

    producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate

  3. Sickly

    appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale

  4. Sickly

    tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality

  5. Sickly(adverb)

    in a sick manner or condition; ill

  6. Sickly(verb)

    to make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in the past participle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sickly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sickly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sickly in a Sentence

  1. Davies Austin Spiji:

    We can almost certainly pin the warming ocean as having a role in what we are seeing with the sickly sharks in Sipadan.

  2. Wyndham Lewis:

    With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping homeliness entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all sentiment is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called the Public, the family as it is, broken up on all hands by the agency of feminist and economic propaganda, reconstitutes itself in the image of the state.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A sickly self-obsessed person remains mostly nattily dressed, feels mentally stressed on not seeing often the crowd around oneself, loves to get own photo pictured on posters, seems impressed with only those who praise his face or put likes on his looks uploaded regularly with every post on social networking sites.

  4. Amy Falcone:

    I've never been a sickly person, but I did catch strep throat about three years ago, i've never had it in my entire life, but I had it. Got rid of it. Got it again.

  5. Lucy Skinner:

    If this is true, it would be an amazing revelation, countering the idea that Tut was a weak and sickly boy-king.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. descant
    • B. excogitate
    • C. fluster
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