1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body. "This physic but prolongs thy sickly days." (Shak)

2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.

3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale. "The moon grows sickly at the sight of day." (Dryden) "Nor torrid summer's sickly smile." (Keble)

4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.

Synonyms: Diseased, ailing, infirm, weakly, unhealthy, healthless, weak, feeble, languid, faint.

Origin: Sicklier; Sickliest.

(01 Mar 1998)

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