sickness

  • 1 Sickness — Sick ness, n. [AS. se[ o]cness.] 1. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady. [1913 Webster] I do lament the sickness of the king. Shak. [1913 Webster] Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sickness — may refer to:*Illness *Disease *Disorder (medicine)It could also refer to: * The Sickness , the debut album by Disturbed * Vov Abraxas is the sound * The Sickness ( Animorphs ), the 29th book in the Animorphs series * Corey Taylor, an American… …

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  • 3 sickness — index disability (physical inability), disease, disorder (abnormal condition), pain, prostration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 sickness — O.E. seocnesse; see SICK (Cf. sick) and NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sickness — [n] ill or abnormal condition affection, affliction, ailment, bug*, complaint, condition, disease, diseasedness, disorder, ill, ill health, illness, indisposition, infirmity, malady, nausea, queasiness, syndrome, unhealth, unhealthfulness,… …

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  • 6 sickness — ► NOUN 1) the state of being ill. 2) a particular type of illness or disease. 3) nausea or vomiting …

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  • 7 sickness — [sik′nis] n. 1. the condition of being sick or diseased; illness 2. a malady or disease 3. nausea …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 sickness — noun 1 state of being ill ADJECTIVE ▪ chronic ▪ long, long term (esp. BrE) ▪ The policy includes long term sickness cover. VERB + SICKNESS ▪ …

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  • 9 sickness — [[t]sɪ̱knəs[/t]] sicknesses 1) N UNCOUNT Sickness is the state of being ill or unhealthy. In fifty two years of working he had one week of sickness... There appears to be another outbreak of sickness among seals in the North Sea. 2) N UNCOUNT… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 sickness — noun 1 (U) the state of being ill; illness: an insurance policy against long term sickness and injury | working days lost due to sickness 2 (U) the feeling that you are about to bring up food from your stomach; nausea: A wave of sickness came… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 sickness — sick|ness [ˈsıknıs] n 1.) [U] the state of being ill = ↑illness ▪ an insurance policy against long term sickness and injury ▪ working days lost due to sickness 2.) [U] the feeling that you are about to bring up food from your stomach, or the act… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sickness */*/ — UK [ˈsɪknəs] / US noun Word forms sickness : singular sickness plural sicknesses 1) a) [uncountable] a condition in which you have an illness The team lost because of a combination of injuries and sickness. Time off work because of sickness is… …

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  • 13 sickness —   Ma i; ulupō (sudden).    ♦ Siege of sickness, chronic illness, ka a ma i.    ♦ Period of sickness, kau ma i.    ♦ Susceptible to sickness, pāma i.    ♦ Sickness due to displeasure of the family god, ho opa ipa i aumakua.    ♦ Wasting sickness,… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 14 sickness — /sik nis/, n. 1. a particular disease or malady. 2. the state or an instance of being sick; illness. 3. nausea; queasiness. [bef. 1000; ME siknesse, seknesse, OE seocnesse. See SICK1, NESS] * * * (as used in expressions) altitude sickness… …

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  • 15 sickness — noun 1) she was absent because of sickness Syn: illness, disease, ailment, complaint, infection, malady, infirmity, indisposition; informal bug, virus 2) a wave of sickness Syn: nausea, biliousness …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 sickness — n. 1) altitude, mountain; car; decompression; morning; motion, travel; radiation; sea; sleeping sickness 2) in sickness (and in health) * * * [ sɪknɪs] car decompression morning motion mountain …

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  • 17 sickness — sick|ness [ sıknəs ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a condition in which you have an illness: The team lost because of a combination of injuries and sickness. Time off work because of sickness is paid at the full rate. a ) count a particular illness:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 Sickness — El término Sickness puede referirse a: The Sickness, primer álbum de estudio de la banda de nu metal Disturbed. Sickness, banda de metal procedente del puerto de Veracruz, México. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con… …

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  • 19 sickness — noun a) The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady. I do lament the sickness of the king. b) Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach. Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or sickness soon …

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  • 20 sickness — noun 1) she was absent through sickness Syn: illness, disease, ailment, infection, malady, infirmity; informal bug, virus; Brit.; informal lurgy; Austral.; informal wog 2) a wave of sickness …

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