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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SICKEST

The sickest passenger on board is the most delighted by this circumstance.

If it's healin' you're after, bring fo'th the sickest you've got.

He looked the saddest, sickest, bleakest creature I had ever seen.

John Wooden of our company is probably the sickest man in the ward.

I found Brother Rockwood the sickest man that had been in our company.

The boy that looked the sickest was regarded as the most pious.

Biscuit, who was the last to succumb, was the sickest of all.

He had fever from cold and exposure, but you was the sickest of the two.

I brought them back from there yesterday on No. 5, and they were the sickest crowd you ever saw.

In the evening, I told her she had better retire to rest with one of the children, and I would watch with the sickest child.

WORD ORIGIN

"to chase, set upon" (as in command sick him!), 1845, dialectal variant of seek. Used as an imperative to incite a dog to attack a person or animal; hence "cause to pursue." Related: Sicked; sicking.