Definition of "sick" []

  • Suffering from or affected with a physical illness; ailing. (adjective)
  • Of or for sick persons: sick wards. (adjective)
  • Nauseated. (adjective)
  • Mentally ill or disturbed. (adjective)
  • Unwholesome, morbid, or sadistic: a sick joke; a sick crime. (adjective)
  • Inclined or likely to vomit (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Suffering from ill health (adjective)
  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness (adjective)
  • Mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed (adjective)
  • Delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid (adjective)
  • Disgusted or weary, esp because satiated (adjective)
  • Weary with longing; pining (adjective)
  • Pallid or sickly (adjective)
  • Not in working order (adjective)
  • (of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops (adjective)
  • Good; excellent (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sick" in a sentence
  • "I'm sick, I'm _sick_ of life, and you don't show you care for me a little bit."
  • "My little mother -- you're sick, you're really _sick_, and I didn't know and I spoke so harshly."
  • ""I will gladly endure all and every privation; for I am sick, _sick_ of worming secrets from trusting friends, and spying upon those who shelter me.""