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Sickly meaning

sickly - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body.
  2. 2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.
  3. 3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.
  4. 4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.
  5. 5. In a sick manner or condition; ill.
  6. 6. To make sick or sickly; - with over, and probably only in the past participle.
  7. 7. Inclined to sickness; unhealthy; producing sickness.

sickly - examples of usage

  1. The light of the morning showed a faint, sickly white through the smoke banks on the high hills. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It happens frequently that calves are carried almost to full term, and are born alive, but are sickly, and soon die. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. It being now autumn, and his men sickly, Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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