Definition for sick

adjective as in morbid, gross

adjective as in fed up, displeased

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Example Sentences

We don’t want to see our clients get sick or die in prison, totally cut off from their loved ones.

Many students worry about family or friends who may get sick, Sana notes.

She said that it’s too early to determine the sick participant’s specific diagnosis.

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That, in turn, cuts the risk someone will encounter enough virus to make them sick.

And, he said, the tests can act as an early warning system by alerting officials that people in a community like a dorm are infected a week before they might become sick enough to seek tests on their own.

And not just sick in the body but in your mind, because you start obsessing.

I was sick in street gutters, onto my desk, at dinners with friends.

We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.

Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?

It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.

The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.

I suppose he is sick of the sound of them, or perhaps it is because he feels obliged to be conscientious in teaching Beethoven!

After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.

So we placed some of these holy relics upon the sick man, at the same time offering our vows for him, and then he improved.

One was to the deanship, of Santiago de Castro, a sick man who has not left his house for more than three years.


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On this page you'll find 143 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sick, such as: ailing, confined, debilitated, declining, disordered, and down.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.