sicker Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
- ill from the monotony of his suffering
adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
queasy; nauseous; nauseated; sick; sickish.
adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
crazy; unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
adjective satellite having a strong distaste from surfeit
sick of; tired of; fed up; sick; disgusted.
- 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
adjective satellite (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
pallid; pale; sick; wan.
- the pale light of a half moon
- a pale sun
- the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
- a pallid sky
- the pale (or wan) stars
- the wan light of dawn
adjective satellite deeply affected by a strong feeling
- sat completely still, sick with envy
- she was sick with longing
adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
- ghastly wounds
- the grim aftermath of the bombing
- the grim task of burying the victims
- a grisly murder
- gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
- macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
- macabre tortures conceived by madmen
Sick"er intransitive verb
- (Mining) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack. Also written sigger, zigger, and zifhyr. Prov. Eng.
Sick"er, Sik"er adjective
; cf. OS. sikur
, LG. seker
, D. zeker
, Dan. sikker
, OHG. sihhur
, G. sicher
; all fr. L. securus
. See Secure
- Sure; certain; trusty. Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.
When he is siker of his good name.
Sick"er, Sik"er adverb
- Surely; certainly. Obs.
Believe this as siker as your creed.
Sicker, Willye, thou warnest well.
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