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Spanish translation of “sick”

sick

adjective /sik/
vomiting or inclined to vomit
mareado
He has been sick several times today I feel sick She’s inclined to be seasick/airsick/car-sick.
(especially American) ill
enfermo
He is a sick man The doctor told me that my husband is very sick and may not live very long.
very tired (of); wishing to have no more (of)
harto, cansado, preocupado
I’m sick of doing this I’m sick and tired of hearing about it!
affected by strong, unhappy or unpleasant feelings
angustiado
I was really sick at making that bad mistake.
in bad taste
morboso, de muy mal gusto, negro
a sick joke.
sicken verb (British, old-fashioned) to become sick
caer enfermo, enfermarse
I think she’s sickening for something.
to disgust
poner enfermo, dar asco
The very thought sickens me.
sickening adjective causing sickness, disgust or weariness; very unpleasant or annoying
nauseabundo, repugnante, asqueroso, exasperante
There was a sickening crunch The weather is really sickening!
sickeningly adverb
repugnantemente
sickly adjective (comparative sicklier, superlative sickliest) tending to be often ill
enfermizo
a sickly child.
suggesting sickness; pale; feeble
pálido
She looks sickly.
sickness noun the state of being sick or ill
enfermedad, mareo
There seems to be a lot of sickness in the town seasickness.
sick-leave noun time taken off from work etc because of sickness
baja por enfermedad
He has been on sick-leave for the last three days.
make (someone) sick to make (someone) feel very annoyed, upset etc
reventar/hacer rabiar/dar asco (a alguien)
It makes me sick to see him waste money like that.
the sick noun plural ill people
los enfermos
He visits the sick.
worried sick adjective very worried
muy preocupado, muy angustiado
I’m worried sick about it.
see also ill.
(Definition of sick from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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