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Meaning & Definition of Sick in English

English

Sick

/sɪk/

noun

1. People who are sick

  • "They devote their lives to caring for the sick"
    synonym:
  • sick

verb

1. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  • "After drinking too much, the students vomited"
  • "He purged continuously"
  • "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    synonym:
  • vomit
  • ,
  • vomit up
  • ,
  • purge
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • sick
  • ,
  • cat
  • ,
  • be sick
  • ,
  • disgorge
  • ,
  • regorge
  • ,
  • retch
  • ,
  • puke
  • ,
  • barf
  • ,
  • spew
  • ,
  • spue
  • ,
  • chuck
  • ,
  • upchuck
  • ,
  • honk
  • ,
  • regurgitate
  • ,
  • throw up

adjective

1. Affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

  • "Ill from the monotony of his suffering"
    synonym:
  • ill
  • ,
  • sick

2. Feeling nausea

  • Feeling about to vomit
    synonym:
  • nauseated
  • ,
  • nauseous
  • ,
  • queasy
  • ,
  • sick
  • ,
  • sickish

3. Affected with madness or insanity

  • "A man who had gone mad"
    synonym:
  • brainsick
  • ,
  • crazy
  • ,
  • demented
  • ,
  • disturbed
  • ,
  • mad
  • ,
  • sick
  • ,
  • unbalanced
  • ,
  • unhinged

4. Having a strong distaste from surfeit

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • disgusted
  • ,
  • fed up(p)
  • ,
  • sick(p)
  • ,
  • sick of(p)
  • ,
  • tired of(p)

5. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness

  • Dim or feeble
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • pale
  • ,
  • pallid
  • ,
  • wan
  • ,
  • sick

6. Deeply affected by a strong feeling

  • "Sat completely still, sick with envy"
  • "She was sick with longing"
    synonym:
  • sick

7. Shockingly repellent

  • Inspiring horror
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • ghastly
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • grisly
  • ,
  • gruesome
  • ,
  • macabre
  • ,
  • sick

Examples of using

As I am sick, I will not go with you.
I think I'm sick.
I guess Tom is sick.