HyperDic: sick

English > 9 senses of the word sick:
ADJECTIVEallsick, illaffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
allsick, nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sickishfeeling nausea
allsick, brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, unbalanced, unhingedaffected with madness or insanity
allsick, disgusted, fed up, sick of, tired ofhaving a strong distaste from surfeit
allsick, pale, pallid, wan(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness
allsickdeeply affected by a strong feeling
allsick, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabreshockingly repellent
NOUNgroupsickpeople who are sick
VERBbodysick, vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw upeject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
sick > pronunciation
Soundssih'k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function.
Synonymill
Narrowerafflicted, strickengrievously affected especially by disease
aguishaffected by ague / ague
ailing, indisposed, peaked, poorly, sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedySomewhat ill or prone to illness
airsick, air sick, carsick, seasickExperiencing motion sickness
autisticcharacteristic of or affected with autism
bedfast, bedridden, bedrid, sick-abedConfined to bed (by illness)
bilious, liverish, liverySuffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
bronchiticSuffering from or prone to bronchitis
consumptiveAfflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
convalescent, recoveringReturning to health after illness or debility
delirious, hallucinatingExperiencing delirium
diabeticSuffering from diabetes
dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginousHaving or causing a whirling sensation
dyspepticSuffering from dyspepsia
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheadedWeak and likely to lose consciousness
feverish, feverousHaving or affected by a fever
funnyExperiencing odd bodily / bodily sensations
goutySuffering from gout
greenlooking pale and unhealthy
laid low, strickenput out of action (by illness)
laid upIll and usually confined
milk-sickaffected with or related to milk ... / milk sickness
nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickishFeeling nausea
palsiedaffected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor
paralytic, paralyzedaffected with paralysis
paraplegicSuffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord
rickety, rachiticaffected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
scrofulousAfflicted with scrofula
sneezyInclined to sneeze
spasticSuffering from spastic paralysis
tubercular, tuberculousconstituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus
unhealednot healed
upsetmildly physically distressed
See alsounfitnot in good physical or mental condition
unhealthynot in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
OppositewellIn good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
Spanishenferma, enfermo
Catalanmalalt
Nounssickpeople who are sick
sicknessimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFeeling nausea; feeling about to vomit.
Synonymsnauseated, nauseous, queasy, sickish
Broaderill, sickAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
Spanishnauseabundo
Catalannauseabund
Nounssicknessthe state that precedes vomiting
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 3
Meaningaffected with madness or insanity.
Synonymsbrainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, unbalanced, unhinged
BroaderinsaneAfflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
Spanishchiflado, desequilibrado, desquiciado, loco
Catalanboig, desequilibrat, malalt mental, trastocat
Nounssickpeople who are sick
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving a strong distaste from surfeit.
Examples
  • "sick of it all"
  • "sick to death of flattery"
  • "gossip that makes one sick"
Synonymsdisgusted, fed up, sick of, tired of
Broaderdispleasednot pleased
Spanishasqueado, haíto, harto, hastiado
Catalanfart, fastiguejat, tip
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
Synonymspale, pallid, wan
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishapagado, débil, flojo, pálido
Catalanapagat, dèbil, feble, fluix, pàlid
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 6
MeaningDeeply affected by a strong feeling.
Examples
  • "sat completely still, sick with envy"
  • "she was sick with longing"
Broadermoved, affected, stirred, touchedexcited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
English > sick: 9 senses > adjective 7
MeaningShockingly repellent; inspiring horror.
Synonymsghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishespantoso, espeluznante, horrible, hórrido, horripilante, horroroso, macabro, repugnante, truculento
Catalanesborronant, horrible, hòrrid, horrífic, horripilant, horrorós, macabre
English > sick: 9 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningPeople who are sick.
Example"they devote their lives to caring for the sick"
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishenfermo
Catalanmalalt
Adjectivessickaffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
sickaffected with madness or insanity
Verbssickeject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
English > sick: 9 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningEject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsvomit, vomit up, purge, cast, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
Broaderexcrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
Oppositekeep downmanage not to throw up
Spanisharrojar, devolver, vomitar, vómito
Catalanperbocar, regurgitar, vomitar
Nounssickpeople who are sick

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