Sick"ly (?), a. [Compar. Sicklier (?); superl. Sickliest.]


Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body.

This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. Shak.


Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.



Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.

The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. Dryden.

Nor torrid summer's sickly smile. Keble.


Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.

Syn. -- Diseased; ailing; infirm; weakly; unhealthy; healthless; weak; feeble; languid; faint.


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Sick"ly, adv.

In a sick manner or condition; ill.

My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage. Chaucer.


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Sick"ly, v. t.

To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in the past participle.


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.


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