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Another word for sick

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Adjective
  1. Suffering from or affected with an illness

    See also:

    health

  2. Of or associated with sickness

    See also:

    health

  3. Susceptible to or marked by preoccupation with unwholesome matters

      1. Not conducive to good health; unhealthy:
      2. Suggestive of disease or bad health:
      3. Not conducive to morality; morally harmful:
      1. Being in a state of ill health; sick.
      2. Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health:
      3. Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome:
      1. Given to or characterized by unwholesome thoughts or feelings, especially of death or disease:
      2. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased:
      3. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome:
      1. Upsetting or horrifying by association with death or injury; gruesome:
      2. Constituting or including a representation of death.
    See also:

    good

  4. Out of patience with

    See also:

    tired

Another word for sick

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  • Indisposed suggests a slight, temporary illness or feeling of physical discomfort indisposed with a headache
  • Ailing usually suggests prolonged or even chronic poor health she has been ailing ever since her operation
  • In British usage sick generally means affected with nausea
  • he is sick, or ill, with the flu
  • Sick and ill both express the idea of being in bad health, affected with disease, etc., but sick is more commonly used than ill, which is somewhat formal he's a sick person