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What is another word for sickly?

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Adjective
Weak and unhealthy, typically ill
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“During the 19th century, it had a reputation in Britain as a restorative food for invalids and sickly children and was added to their diet in various forms.”
Adjective
Excessively sentimental or mawkish
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“Hawley achieves the difficult task of walking the tightrope between sweet and sickly sweet, between sentiment and sentimentality.”
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Excessively or cloyingly sweet to taste
“He was again tasting the sickly welter of melted ice cream on his plate.”
Adjective
Having the appearance of sickness or ill health
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“She could have easily passed for a corpse, complete with a sickly pale complexion and dark circles under blood-shot eyes.”
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Unpleasant in a way that induces discomfort to the senses or nausea
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“The sickly smell of decomposition mingles with the scent of the flowers and encourages philosophizing on life and death.”
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Not conducive to health or well-being
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“So engrossed was she in simply breathing in the pure night air, so sweet after the sickly toxins of the lava, that it took a moment for the priestess's words to register.”
Adjective
So colorful as to be in bad taste
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Deeply felt by one's senses, especially if unpleasant
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Lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality
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Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease
Adverb
Adverb for affected by a disease or illness
“James was a dedicated family doctor who dedicated his life to looking after those who were sick.”
Adverb
Adverb for feeling sick with an urge to vomit
“She ran to her bathroom and vomited, hoping to relieve the sick sensation she was feeling.”
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(sick of) Adverb for having one's patience, interest or pleasure exhausted
“I am starting to get sick of my mundane job.”
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Adverb for in a state of misery about something
“I feel so sick about the whole affair that nothing could possibly relieve my gloom.”
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Adverb for feeling a sense of disgust or repulsion
“It makes me sick to think that someone so unfunny could be a professional comedian.”
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Adverb for depraved, perverted or extremely wrong in a moral sense
“What kind of sick individual decides to make a watermelon pizza?”
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Adverb for in bad taste
“She told us a sick joke, and we were all disgusted with her.”
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Adverb for making fun of death, illness, or misfortune
“The movie's sick plot was designed to appeal to those with an appreciation of a more alternative form of humor.”
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