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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)

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.

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.""