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Definition 1: people who are sick - [noun denoting group]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they devote their lives to caring for the sick

(sick is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth - [verb of body]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

Definition 3: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ill from the monotony of his suffering

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is similar to ...) mildly physically distressed

"an upset stomach"

(sick is similar to ...) suffering from gout

(sick is similar to ...) looking pale and unhealthy

"you're looking green" "green around the gills"

(sick is similar to ...) put out of action (by illness)

(sick is similar to ...) ill and usually confined

"laid up with a bad cold"

(sick is similar to ...) affected with or related to milk sickness

(sick is similar to ...) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

(sick is similar to ...) affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor

"palsied hands"

(sick is similar to ...) affected with paralysis

(sick is similar to ...) suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord

(sick is similar to ...) affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

"rickety limbs and joints" "a rachitic patient"

(sick is similar to ...) afflicted with scrofula

(sick is similar to ...) inclined to sneeze

(sick is similar to ...) suffering from spastic paralysis

"a spastic child"

(sick is similar to ...) constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus

"a tubercular child" "tuberculous patients" "tubercular meningitis"

(sick is similar to ...) not healed

"an unhealed wound"

(sick is similar to ...) experiencing odd bodily sensations

"told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"

(sick is similar to ...) having or affected by a fever

(sick is similar to ...) weak and likely to lose consciousness

"suddenly felt faint from the pain" "was sick and faint from hunger" "felt light in the head" "a swooning fit" "light-headed with wine" "light-headed from lack of sleep"

(sick is similar to ...) grievously affected especially by disease

(sick is similar to ...) affected by ague

(sick is similar to ...) 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"

(sick is similar to ...) experiencing motion sickness

(sick is similar to ...) characteristic of or affected with autism

"autistic behavior" "autistic children"

(sick is similar to ...) confined to bed (by illness)

(sick is similar to ...) suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress

(sick is similar to ...) suffering from or prone to bronchitis

(sick is similar to ...) afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

"a consumptive patient" "a consumptive cough"

(sick is similar to ...) returning to health after illness or debility

"convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"

(sick is similar to ...) experiencing delirium

(sick is similar to ...) suffering from diabetes

(sick is similar to ...) having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

"had a dizzy spell" "a dizzy pinnacle" "had a headache and felt giddy" "a giddy precipice" "feeling woozy from the blow on his head" "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff"

(sick is similar to ...) suffering from dyspepsia

(means also ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

(means also ...) not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

"fat and very unfit" "certified as unfit for army service" "drunk and unfit for service"

Definition 4: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 5: having a strong distaste from surfeit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is similar to ...) not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

Definition 6: affected with madness or insanity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man who had gone mad

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is similar to ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

Definition 7: deeply affected by a strong feeling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sat completely still, sick with envy
  • she was sick with longing

(sick is similar to ...) being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

"too moved to speak" "very touched by the stranger's kindness"

Definition 8: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is similar to ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

Definition 9: feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sick in the sense of this definition

(sick is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

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