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sicker Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    ill; sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering
  2. adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    queasy; nauseous; nauseated; sick; sickish.
  3. adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. adjective satellite deeply affected by a strong feeling
    • sat completely still, sick with envy
    • she was sick with longing
  7. 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
AS. sicerian.
  1. (Mining) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack. Also written sigger, zigger, and zifhyr. Prov. Eng.
Sick"er, Sik"er adjective (Also<
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OE. siker; cf. OS. sikur, LG. seker, D. zeker, Dan. sikker, OHG. sihhur, G. sicher; all fr. L. securus. See Secure, Sure.
  1. Sure; certain; trusty. Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot. Burns.
    When he is siker of his good name. Chaucer.
Sick"er, Sik"er adverb (Also<
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  1. Surely; certainly. Obs.
    Believe this as siker as your creed. Chaucer.
    Sicker, Willye, thou warnest well. Spenser.

Webster 1913