Pronunciation Adjective

sick (comparative sicker, superlative sickest)

  1. Having an urge to vomit.
    Synonyms: nauseated
  2. (chiefly, American) In poor health.
    She was sick all day with the flu.
    Synonyms: ill, not well, poorly, sickly, unwell
    Antonyms: fit, healthy, well
  3. (colloquial) Mentally unstable, disturbed.
    Synonyms: disturbed, twisted, warped
  4. (colloquial) In bad taste.
    That's a sick joke.
  5. Tired of or annoyed by something.
    I've heard that song on the radio so many times that I'm starting to get sick of it.
  6. (slang) Very good, excellent, awesome, badass.
    This tune is sick.
    Dude, this car's got a sick subwoofer!
    Synonyms: rad, wicked
    Antonyms: crap, naff, uncool
  7. In poor condition.
    sick building syndrome; my car is looking pretty sick; my job prospects are pretty sick
  8. (agriculture) Failing to sustain adequate harvests of crop, usually specified.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: malade
  • Russian: больно́й
Translations Noun

sick (uncountable)

  1. Sick people in general as a group.
    We have to cure the sick.
  2. (British, AU, colloquial) vomit.
    He lay there in a pool of his own sick.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Kotze
  • Russian: блево́та

sick (sicks, present participle sicking; past and past participle sicked)

  1. To vomit.
    I woke up at 4 am and sicked on the floor.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To fall sick; to sicken.
    • circa 1598, William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, part 2:
      Our great-grandsire, Edward, sick'd and died.

sick (sicks, present participle sicking; past and past participle sicked)

  1. (rare) Alternative spelling of sic
    • 1920, James Oliver Curwood, "Back to God's Country"
      "Wapi," she almost screamed, "go back! Sick 'em, Wapi—sick 'em—sick 'em—sick 'em!"
    • 1938, Eugene Gay-Tifft, translator, The Saga of Frank Dover by Johannes Buchholtz, 2005 Kessinger Publishing edition, ISBN 141915222X, page 125,
      When we were at work swabbing the deck, necessarily barelegged, Pelle would sick the dog on us; and it was an endless source of pleasure to him when the dog succeeded in fastening its teeth in our legs and making the blood run down our ankles.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 154,
      " just something God sicks on people who have the gall to accuse Him of having created an ugly world."
    • 2001 (publication date), Anna Heilman, Never Far Away: The Auschwitz Chronicles of Anna Heilman, University of Calgary Press, ISBN 1552380408, page 82,
      Now they find a new entertainment: they sick the dog on us.

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