Dictionary » S » Sickly



1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body. This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. (Shak)

2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.

3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale. The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. (Dryden) Nor torrid summer's sickly smile. (Keble)

4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.

Synonym: diseased, ailing, infirm, weakly, unhealthy, healthless, weak, feeble, languid, faint.

Origin: Sicklier; Sickliest.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Re: Future Human Evolution

... looking, healthier etc. I see this as a substantial step forwards. Many people who look at only 'natural' evolution assume humans will become more sickly over time. I think that directed evolution will achieve the opposite.

See entire post
by skeptic
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 77838


... my personal experience ... I strongly believe that "misscarriages" are nature's way of "getting-rid" of something that's "sickly" or "non-viable" ... (OF COURSE!!! there are other reasons why misscarriages DO happen ... but the VAST majority is due to genetic ...

See entire post
by LilKim
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Miscarriages???
Replies: 17
Views: 10636

Evolution Tests With Bacteria

... and I dont think it will explain that to me in a satisfactory way. I even believe that scientists could create a chimera. But it would be a freak, sickly, short-lived, non-viable monster. But for "nature to produce one on its owm? Come on? If we cant get bacteria to it?

See entire post
by Linn
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution Tests With Bacteria
Replies: 87
Views: 49939

Coured light and plants

... them, but right now, the one's in the red light have grown the tallest, but the ones in yellow light are the greenest. The ones in green light are sickly, but have very wide stems. So, we are slightly lost. Can you help us? I'm ffrom the Mahindra United Wrold College of India Thanks, Sanjana.

See entire post
by shelarsanjana
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Coloured light and plants
Replies: 9
Views: 43735

predator in an ecosystem

Animals that are unable to compete in the environment become sickly and they die due to lack of basic needs to sustain them. The predator helps to control this situation. Human beings have no real predators, other than themselves and have now over populated ...

See entire post
by Ken Ramos
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: predator in an ecosystem
Replies: 10
Views: 10847
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,415 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link