Sickliness Sick"li*ness, n. The quality or state of being sickly. [1913 Webster]

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  • sickliness — sickly ► ADJECTIVE (sicklier, sickliest) 1) often ill; in poor health. 2) causing, characterized by, or indicative of poor health. 3) (of flavour, colour, etc.) so garish or sweet as to induce nausea. 4) excessively sentimental or mawkish.… …   English terms dictionary

  • sickliness — noun see sickly I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sickliness — See sickly. * * * …   Universalium

  • sickliness — noun The state or characteristic of weakness, incapacity, or physical distress due to poor health, especially of a chronic nature. I do beseech your majesty, impute his words Syn: unwellness …   Wiktionary

  • sickliness — sick·li·ness || sɪklɪnɪs n. unhealthiness, infirmity, tendency to suffer from ill health; feebleness, weakness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sickliness — n. Unhealthiness, insalubrity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sickliness — sick·li·ness …   English syllables

  • sickliness — klēnə̇s, klin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being sickly …   Useful english dictionary

  • sickly — sickliness, n. /sik lee/, adj., sicklier, sickliest, adv., v., sicklied, sicklying. adj. 1. not strong; unhealthy; ailing. 2. of, connected with, or arising from ill health: a sickly complexion. 3. marked by the prevalence of ill health, as a… …   Universalium

  • sickly — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. somewhat unwell; also habitually ailing 2. produced by or associated with sickness < a sickly complexion > < a sickly appetite > 3. producing or tending to produce disease ; unwholesome < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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