sick·ly /ˈsɪklɪ/ 形容詞
Sick·ly a. [Compar. Sicklier superl. Sickliest.]
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.
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.
Sick·ly, adv. In a sick manner or condition; ill.
My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage. --Chaucer.
Sick·ly, v. t. 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.
adj 1: unhealthy looking [syn: sallow]
2: 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" [syn: ailing, indisposed,
peaked(p), poorly(p), unwell, under the weather]
[also: sickliest, sicklier]