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Sickly

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Pronunciation : Sick"ly
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : 1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body. This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. Shak.

2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate. Cowper.

3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale. The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. Dryden. Nor torrid summer's sickly smile. Keble.

4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.

Syn. -- Diseased; ailing; infirm; weakly; unhealthy; healthless; weak; feeble; languid; faint.

[Compar. Sicklier; superl. Sickliest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sick"ly
Part of Speech : adv.
Definition : Defn: In a sick manner or condition; ill. My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage. Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sick"ly
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in the past participle. [R.] Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. Shak. Sentiments sicklied over . . . with that cloying heaviness into which unvaried sweetness is too apt to subside. Jeffrey.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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