What is the meaning of sick?


  • People who are sick.
    • usage: "they devote their lives to caring for the sick"



  • Affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function.
    • usage: "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
  • Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit.
  • Affected with madness or insanity.
    • usage: "a man who had gone mad"
  • Having a strong distaste from surfeit.
    • usage: "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"
  • Of light. ( lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble)
    • usage: "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"
  • Deeply affected by a strong feeling.
    • usage: "sat completely still, sick with envy"; "she was sick with longing"
  • Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror.
    • usage: "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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APAWordNet. (2010). sick. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/sick/definitions/1183504
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