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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sik-lee]
    • /ˈsɪk li/
    • /ˈsɪklɪnəs /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sik-lee]
    • /ˈsɪk li/

Definitions of sickliness word

  • adjective sickliness not strong; unhealthy; ailing. 1
  • adjective sickliness of, connected with, or arising from ill health: a sickly complexion. 1
  • adjective sickliness marked by the prevalence of ill health, as a region: the epidemic left the town sickly. 1
  • adjective sickliness causing sickness. 1
  • adjective sickliness nauseating. 1
  • adjective sickliness maudlin and insipid; mawkish: sickly sentimentality. 1

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Origin of sickliness

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English siklich, sekly (adj.). See sick1, -ly

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Parts of speech for Sickliness


sickliness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

sickliness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sickliness

noun sickliness

  • debility — Debility is a weakness of a person's body or mind, especially one caused by an illness.
  • disease — a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
  • effeteness — lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society.
  • faintness — lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.: a faint light; a faint color; a faint sound.
  • feebleness — physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.

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