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1. sickly

adjective. ['ˈsɪkli'] unhealthy looking.

Synonyms

  • sallow

Antonyms

  • fit
  • propitious

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Words that Rhyme with Sickly

  • stickley
  • slickly
  • quickly
  • prickly
  • brickley
  • wickley
  • thickly
  • siklie
  • nicley
  • mickley
  • bickley

Example sentences of the word sickly


1. Adjective
A sickly child, he stayed indoors to help his mother make candy in their home kitchen.

2. Adverb
If you don't, the deer can eat all of the leaves and leave the tree looking sickly.

3. Verb, past tense
Remove sickly looking plants and stems from your herb garden.

Quotes containing the word sickly


1. I spent most of my youth hauling sides of beef and pork to my father's shop. Carrying you is far more enjoyable.""How sweet,"Annabelle mumbled sickly, her eyes closed. "Every woman dreams of being told that she's preferable to a dead cow.
- Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

2. How do you feel?” she asked, trying to fluff his pillow. “Other than terrible, I mean.”He moved his head slightly to the side. It seemed to be a sickly interpretation of a shrug.“Of course you’re feeling terrible,” she clarified, “but is there any change? More terrible? Less terrible?”He made no response.“The same amount of terrible?
- Julia Quinn, Just Like Heaven

2. sickly

adjective. ['ˈsɪkli'] somewhat ill or prone to illness.

Synonyms

  • unwell
  • seedy
  • sick
  • indisposed
  • ailing
  • poorly
  • under the weather
  • peaked

Antonyms

  • good
  • harmless
  • amicable
  • seedless
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