comparative of sick1 .
safe from danger; secure.
certainly; without doubt.
adjective, sicker, sickest.
afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing.
affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.
deeply affected with some unpleasant feeling, as of sorrow, disgust, or boredom:
sick at heart; to be sick of parties.
mentally, morally, or emotionally deranged, corrupt, or unsound:
a sick mind; wild statements that made him seem sick.
characteristic of a sick mind:
dwelling on or obsessed with that which is gruesome, sadistic, ghoulish, or the like; morbid:
a sick comedian; sick jokes.
of, relating to, or for use during sickness:
He applied for sick benefits.
accompanied by or suggestive of sickness; sickly:
a sick pallor; the sick smell of disinfectant in the corridors.
not in proper condition; impaired.
Slang. great; amazing:
The plot is boring but the special effects are sick!
failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usually specified:
a wheat-sick soil.
containing harmful microorganisms:
a sick field.
Now Rare. menstruating.
(used with a plural verb) sick persons collectively (usually preceded by the).
call in sick, to notify one’s place of employment by telephone that one will be absent from work because of being ill.
sick and tired, utterly weary; fed up:
I’m sick and tired of working so hard!
sick at one’s stomach, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. nauseated.
sick to one’s stomach, Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. nauseated.
inclined or likely to vomit
suffering from ill health
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell: sick benefits
(in combination): sickroom
deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness: sick at heart
mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
(informal) delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid: sick humour
(often foll by of) (informal) Also sick and tired. disgusted or weary, esp because satiated: I am sick of his everlasting laughter
(often foll by for) weary with longing; pining: I am sick for my own country
pallid or sickly
not in working order
(of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops
(slang) look sick, to be outclassed
an informal word for vomit
a variant spelling of sic2
adj. sick·er, sick·est
Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
noun 1. Walter Richard, 1860–1942, English painter. noun 1. Walter Richard. 1860–1942, British impressionist painter, esp of scenes of London music halls
noun 1. migraine. sick headache noun 1. a headache accompanied by nausea 2. a nontechnical name for migraine sick headache n. See migraine.
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noun, Slang. 1. Also, sicko. a person who is deranged or perverted. 2. a morbid or sadistic thing, as a joke. noun 1. (informal) a day of sick leave from work, whether for genuine sickness or not sick