Sicklier
Sickly Sick"ly, a. [Compar. {Sicklier}; superl. {Sickliest}.] 1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body. [1913 Webster]

This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale. [1913 Webster]

The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Nor torrid summer's sickly smile. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Diseased; ailing; infirm; weakly; unhealthy; healthless; weak; feeble; languid; faint. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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