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See definition of peaky on Dictionary.com
  • as inpeaked
  • as insickly
  • as instarving
  • as incadaverous
  • as ingaunt

synonyms for peaky

  • ailing
  • emaciated
  • wan
  • bilious
  • ill
  • in bad shape
  • poorly
  • sickly
  • under the weather
  • ailing
  • lackluster
  • cranky
  • feeble
  • infirm
  • below par
  • delicate
  • diseased
  • down
  • dragging
  • faint
  • indisposed
  • languid
  • low
  • mean
  • off-color
  • pallid
  • peaked
  • poorly
  • rocky
  • run-down
  • seedy
  • unhealthy
  • wan
  • weak
  • bilious
  • in poor health
  • laid-low
  • out of action
  • out of shape
  • pining
  • sickish
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antonyms for peaky

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  • blushing
  • colorful
  • flushed
  • healthy
  • nice
  • gentle
  • well
  • fine
  • strong
  • sound
  • hearty
  • wholesome
  • healthy
  • sunny
  • bright
  • hopeful
  • happy
  • thick
  • heavy
  • fat
  • plump
  • joyful
  • cheerful
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How to use peaky in a sentence

Down the hall, a friendly nurse practitioner is on call with Tylenol and gluten-free pretzels if I feel a little peaky when the session finishes, plus anti-anxiety medication if the sensation crosses into a little more than peaky.
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There are peaky, dark mountains beyond this—just as across the vast bay are gloomy hills.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
His peaky little beard, and the way he carried himself, as well as the quickness of his movements, told one that.
UNDER THE CHINESE DRAGONF. S. BRERETON
You're gittin' peaky ez a sick kitten, an' saller ez a punkin; you'll be down with fevers an' agers nex'.
CRESTLANDSMARY ADDAMS BAYNE
The Norwegian Nis was like a strong-shouldered child, in a coat and peaky cap, who carried a pretty blue light at night.
BROWNIES AND BOGLESLOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY
He's a peaky little chap; it comes of being a poet, I think.
THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERSE. NESBIT
It is like liberty itself, after the peaky confinement of Sicily.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
Now some people would have said the Lady Ethelrida was too chiseled—she might grow peaky, with old age.
THE REASON WHYELINOR GLYN
"Your brother is gettin' to be the peaky one, nowadays," went on Mrs. Gates, with her placid frankness.
THE HALLOWELL PARTNERSHIPKATHARINE HOLLAND BROWN
Them peaky little clams a'most puts out all my shoulder-blades, and wunna bite through a twine of gristle.
MARY ANERLEYR. D. BLACKMORE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PEAKY

  • ashen
  • bag of bones
  • blanched
  • bloodless
  • consumptive
  • dead
  • deathlike
  • deathly
  • emaciated
  • exsanguinous
  • gaunt
  • ghastly
  • ghostly
  • haggard
  • pallid
  • peaked
  • peaky
  • sallow
  • shadowy
  • sick
  • skeletal
  • skeletonlike
  • skin and bones
  • spectral
  • thin
  • wan
  • wasted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.