Meaning of sick


Pronunciation: (sik), [key]
— adj., n. -er, -est,
  1. afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing.
  2. affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.
  3. deeply affected with some unpleasant feeling, as of sorrow, disgust, or boredom: sick at heart; to be sick of parties.
  4. mentally, morally, or emotionally deranged, corrupt, or unsound: a sick mind; wild statements that made him seem sick.
  5. characteristic of a sick mind: sick fancies.
  6. dwelling on or obsessed with that which is gruesome, sadistic, ghoulish, or the like; morbid: a sick comedian; sick jokes.
  7. of, pertaining to, or for use during sickness: He applied for sick benefits.
  8. accompanied by or suggestive of sickness; sickly: a sick pallor; the sick smell of disinfectant in the corridors.
  9. disgusted; chagrined.
  10. not in proper condition; impaired.
  11. a wheat-sick soil.
    1. failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usually specified:a wheat-sick soil.
    2. containing harmful microorganisms:a sick field.
  12. menstruating.
  13. to notify one's place of employment by telephone that one will be absent from work because of being ill.
  14. utterly weary; fed up: I'm sick and tired of working so hard!
  15. nauseated.
  16. nauseated.
  1. sick persons collectively (usually prec. by the).


Pronunciation: (sik), [key]
— v.t.
  1. sic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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