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sick adj
1 not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering" [syn: ill] [ant: well]
2 feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit [syn: nauseated, queasy, sickish]
3 affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad" [syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, distracted, disturbed, mad, unbalanced, unhinged]
4 having a strong distaste from surfeit; "grew more and more disgusted"; "fed up with their complaints"; "sick of it all"; "sick to death of flattery"; "gossip that makes one sick"; "tired of the noise and smoke" [syn: disgusted, fed up(p), sick(p), sick of(p), tired of(p)] n : people who are sick; "they devote their lives to caring for the sick" v : eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

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Etymology 1

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en-adj er
  1. In poor health
  2. Mentally unstable, disturbed.
  3. In bad taste.
    That's a sick joke.
  4. Having an urge to vomit.
  5. In the context of "slang": Very good, excellent, awesome.
    This tune is sick.
  6. In poor condition
    (sick building syndrome; my car is looking pretty sick; my job prospects are pretty sick)
in poor health
colloquial: mentally unstable, disturbed
colloquial: in bad taste
British youth slang: very good, excellent


the sick (collective noun)
  1. Those people as a group who are sick.
    We have to cure the sick.
  2. vomit.
  • italbrac-colon vomit See
sick people
  • Finnish: oksennus
  • Polish: wymiociny p
  • Swedish: spy, kräka, kräkas

Etymology 2


  1. In the context of "rare}}

Extensive Definition

To be sick can mean:
Sick may also refer to:

See also

sick in German: Sick

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abnormal, affected, afflicted, ailing, airsick, amiss, annoyed, appalled, bad, below par, bent, bereft of reason, bizarre, blase, bored, brainsick, burdened, carsick, chagrined, comfortless, confined, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, critically ill, cronk, crook, daft, debilitated, defective, deluded, demented, deprived of reason, deranged, desolate, desole, disconsolate, diseased, disgusted, disordered, disoriented, dispirited, distraught, disturbed, down, faint, faintish, fed-up, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling something terrible, fevered, flawed, flighty, forlorn, funny, ghoulish, good and tired, grotesque, gruesome, hallucinated, heartsick, heartsore, ill, imperfect, in danger, inconsolable, indisposed, infirm, insane, irked, irrational, irritated, jaded, kinky, laid low, laid up, life-weary, loco, lousy, lunatic, macabre, mad, maddened, manic, masochistic, mazed, mean, melancholic, melancholy, mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah, miserable, moon-struck, morbid, morose, mortally ill, nauseated, neurotic, non compos, non compos mentis, not all there, not quite right, not right, odd, of unsound mind, off, off-color, offended, out of sorts, peaked, peaking, peaky, peculiar, poorly, psycho, psychoneurotic, psychotic, put out, qualmish, queasy, queer, reasonless, repelled, repulsed, revolted, rocky, rotten, sadistic, satiated, seasick, seedy, senseless, shocked, shocking, sick at heart, sick of, sick unto death, sickened, sickish, sickly, soul-sick, splenetic, squeamish, stark-mad, stark-staring mad, strange, stricken, taken ill, tetched, tired, tired of, tired of living, tired to death, tottering, touched, troubled, unbalanced, unconsolable, unconventional, under the weather, unhealthy, unhinged, unsane, unsettled, unsound, unwell, upset, wandering, wearied, weariful, weary, weary unto death, weird, witless, wobbly, world-weary, wretched
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