Definition of 'sickly'
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They often look sickly in winter but recover in spring. The Sun (2013)His eyes were closed and his face a sickly pale colour. The Sun (2014)The wind carried the sickly smell of burnt flesh and the chemical smell of the fires. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some of the boxes only contained body parts and there was a sickly smell. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Anything that looks as though you've worked on it feels almost sickly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their skin is sickly pale, their eyes restless. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For instance, young seen as being sickly or weak may be abandoned or killed. The Sun (2011)A sickly smell wafted through the house. The Sun (2014)They often just turn sickly. The Sun (2006)A rare example of the sickly British economy outperforming its peers below the equator. Times, Sunday Times (2012)APRIL'I would avoid pastel tones as that is likely to make her look pale and sickly. The Sun (2016)But we don't see sickly animals, and they could be dying out at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When it struck a herd, up to 90 per cent died and the surviving animals became sickly and unproductive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All life had drained out of his face but it had been left, not sickly or feeble, but hard and dark like carved stone. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)
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Used Occasionally. sickly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'sickly'
British English: sickly ADJECTIVE
A sickly person or animal is weak, unhealthy, and often ill.
He had been a sickly child.
Definition of sickly from the Collins English Dictionary
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