What does sickness mean?
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illness, unwellness, malady, sicknessnoun
impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
defectiveness or unsoundness
"drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment"
the state that precedes vomiting
The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
Etymology: From seocness.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from sick.
I do lament the sickness of the king,
As loth to lose him. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
My people are with sickness much enfeebled,
My numbers lessen’d. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Mat.
When I say every sickness has a tendency to death, I mean every individual sickness as well as every kind. Isaac Watts.
Trust not too much your now resistless charms;
Those age or sickness soon or late disarms. Alexander Pope.
the quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady
nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sickness' in Nouns Frequency: #2654
The numerical value of sickness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of sickness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of sickness in a Sentence
I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse, i entered intensive treatment, found the courage to take a moral inventory of my defects, and began a program of recovery and mental health treatment that I continue to follow every day.
As a remedy against all ills; poverty, sickness, and melancholy only one thing is absolutely necessary; a liking for work.
Strangers frighten me. They remind me of you. Blood spills into the tub. Cramped quarters. Essence of fire. And garlic. Sweaty palms and images of the Diva rock me. Is it too late? Is it? Strangers frighten me. I dance puppet steps killing me hundreds of times over and over; I have a sickness to battle with you always there waiting.
Consider, and you will find that almost all the transactions of the time of Vespasian differed little from those of the present day. You there find marrying and giving in marriage, educating children, sickness, death, war, joyous holidays, traffic, agriculture, flatterers, insolent pride, suspicions, laying of plots, longing for the death of others, newsmongers, lovers, misers, men canvassing for consulship?yet all these passed away, and are nowhere.
Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
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Translations for sickness
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- Krankheit, ÜbelkeitGerman
- ναυτία, ασθένειαGreek
- pahoinvointi, sairausFinnish
- euslaint, tinneas, galarScottish Gaelic
- maladiHaitian Creole
- հիվանդություն, սրտախառնոցArmenian
- 吐き気, 病, 病気Japanese
- 질병, 병Korean
- tsʼííh niidóóhNavajo, Navaho
- maladie, greață, boalăRomanian
- тошнота, рвота, болезньRussian
- bệnh tậtVietnamese
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