sick adjective - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sick”

See all translations

sick

adjective
 
 
/sɪk/
ILL A2 ill: He was off work sick for most of last week. They provide care for the sick.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
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.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Vomiting and feelings of sickness
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.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Vomiting and feelings of sickness
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.Bore and boredAngry and displeasedBad-tempered
It makes me sick. informal something you say when you are jealous of someone: She looks fantastic whatever she wears - it makes me sick.Envy and jealousy
CRUEL cruel and unpleasant: He's got a sick mind. a sick joke Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
(Definition of sick adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “sick”

Definitions of “sick” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More