Meaning of “sick” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /sɪk/

A2 ill:

He was off work sick for most of last week.
They provide care for the sick.
be sick

B1 If you are sick, food and drink comes up from your stomach and out of your mouth:

The baby was sick all down his shirt.
feel sick

A2 to feel that the food or drink in your stomach might soon come up through your mouth:

I was so nervous I felt quite sick.
be sick of sth informal

B2 to be bored with or annoyed about something that has been happening for a long time:

I'm sick of people telling me how to run my life.
It makes me sick. informal

something you say when you are jealous of someone:

She looks fantastic whatever she wears - it makes me sick.

cruel and unpleasant:

He's got a sick mind.
a sick joke

(Definition of “sick adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)