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Synonyms for sickly

Synonyms for sickly

affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems

of or associated with sickness

Synonyms for sickly

unhealthy looking


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somewhat ill or prone to illness

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Each of these stoppages was made at a doleful grating, by which any languishing good airs that were left uncorrupted, seemed to escape, and all spoilt and sickly vapours seemed to crawl in.
My wretched passions were acute, smarting, from my continual, sickly irritability I had hysterical impulses, with tears and convulsions.
Between these sickly shrubs grew a scanty supply of garlic, tomatoes, and eschalots; while, lone and solitary, like a forgotten sentinel, a tall pine raised its melancholy head in one of the corners of this unattractive spot, and displayed its flexible stem and fan-shaped summit dried and cracked by the fierce heat of the sub-tropical sun.
She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments which she could not have otherwise failed of, as I am informed by the lady who superintended her education, and who still resides with them.
I can answer for it, he was a good man - as good as ever stepped upon a ship's deck - but he could not bear the feeling of a dead ship under his feet: the sickly, disheartening feeling which the men of some "overdue" ships that come into harbour at last under a jury-rig must have felt, combated, and overcome in the faithful discharge of their duty.
The cardinal's face had been painted by Bernouin; but the rouge, which glowed only on his cheeks, threw into stronger contrast the sickly pallor of his countenance and the shining yellow of his brow.
We distort a dozen sickly trees into unaccustomed shapes in a little yard no bigger than a dining room, and then surely they look absurd enough.
He feebly moved his leg and uttered a weak, sickly groan which aroused his own pity.
Its embers burnt now with a faint and sickly glare in the full flood of yellow moonlight which had fallen upon the country.
And in the Marquesas were several white men, a lot of sickly natives, much magnificent scenery, plenty of trade rum, an immense quantity of absinthe, but neither whisky nor gin.
I recollect getting three young milliners to sit to me, when I first began to paint, and I remember that they were all very pale and sickly.
I hate a man to be red and white, like a painted doll, or all sickly white, or smoky black, or cadaverous yellow.
Many sickly ones have there always been among those who muse, and languish for God; violently they hate the discerning ones, and the latest of virtues, which is uprightness.
If her features were criticized separately, she was handsome rather than plain, in spite of the sickly hue of her face.
The water was trickling out of a leaky butt, and a most wretched cat was lapping up the drops with the sickly eagerness of starvation.