Translation of "sickly" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsɪ us

weak, unhealthy, and often sick

a sickly child/plant
A sickly looking woman handed me my ticket.

disapproving causing a slight feeling of wanting to vomit

asqueante, demasiado empalagoso
A sickly smell of decaying fish came from the dirty river.
The chocolate cake was sickly sweet (= too sweet).

disapproving emotional, in an unpleasant or embarrassing way

His books are sometimes accused of sickly sentimentality.

(Translation of “sickly” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)