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sick - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sick

(noun) people who are sick
Example Sentence
  • they devote their lives to caring for the sick

(verb) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Example Sentence
  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

(adj) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
Synonyms : ill
Example Sentence
  • ill from the monotony of his suffering

(adj) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
Synonyms : nauseated , nauseous , queasy , sickish

(adj) affected with madness or insanity
Example Sentence
  • a man who had gone mad

(adj) having a strong distaste from surfeit
Synonyms : disgusted , fed up , sick of , tired of
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
Synonyms : pale , pallid , wan
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) deeply affected by a strong feeling
Example Sentence
  • sat completely still, sick with envy
  • she was sick with longing

(adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Synonyms : ghastly , grim , grisly , gruesome , macabre
Example Sentence
  • 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

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