What does sickness mean?

Definitions for sickness
ˈsɪk nɪssick·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illness, unwellness, malady, sicknessnoun

    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

  2. sicknessnoun

    defectiveness or unsoundness

    "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment"

  3. nausea, sicknessnoun

    the state that precedes vomiting

Wiktionary

  1. sicknessnoun

    The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.

  2. Etymology: From seocness.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sicknessnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sicknessnoun

    the quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady

  2. Sicknessnoun

    nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sickness' in Nouns Frequency: #2654

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sickness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sickness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sickness in a Sentence

  1. Charles Baudelaire:

    As a remedy against all ills; poverty, sickness, and melancholy only one thing is absolutely necessary; a liking for work.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Illness: I believe that sickness, illness, is God's way of making you suffer. The sicker you are, the more ill you are, the weaker you will be.

  3. Willie Weir:

    We've discovered that the parasite causing African sleeping sickness has existed for thousands of years without having sex and is now suffering the consequences of this strategy, theoretically ... the predicted consequence of this is that it will become extinct in the long-term.

  4. Celine Dion:

    I think we all go through a lot of things in life, we all do, whether it's losing someone, whether it's a sickness, something we have to fight, something that life imposes on us and I think I went through a lot. Life had given me the tools to find my inner strength, in a way, to find courage to keep going.

  5. Rachel Levine:

    We know multiple stressors during the pandemic – isolation, sickness, grief, job loss, food instability, and loss of routines – have devastated many Americans and presented the unprecedented behavioral health challenges across the nation, addressing the COVID-19 mental and behavioral health impacts on vulnerable and disenfranchised populations are among the top priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration. Establishing a new Behavioral Health Coordinating Council will assure the right prioritization and guidelines are in place to provide pathways to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services.

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