Sickly

Definition of Sickly

Sick´ly
a.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.
adv.1.In a sick manner or condition; ill.
My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To make sick or sickly; - with over, and probably only in the past participle.
Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.
- Shak.
Sentiments sicklied over . . . with that cloying heaviness into which unvaried sweetness is too apt to subside.
- Jeffrey.

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