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English definition of “sickly”

sickly

adjective (VOMIT)    /ˈsɪk.li/ disapproving
causing a slight feeling of wanting to vomit: A sickly smell of decaying fish came from the dirty river. The chocolate cake was sickly sweet (= too sweet).Vomiting and feelings of sickness
(Definition of sickly adjective (VOMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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