sick

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. ill, ailing, diseased; nauseated; disgusted, fed up (sl.); bored. See disease, dislike. Ant., healthy, well.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. ill, ailing, unwell, disordered, diseased, feeble, weak, impaired, suffering, feverish, nauseous, nauseated, imperfect, sickly, declining, unhealthy, morbid, rabid, indisposed, distempered, infected, invalid, delicate, infirm, frail, rickety, broken down, physically run down, confined, laid up, coming down with, under medication, bedridden, in poor health, hospitalized, quarantined, incurable, on the blink*, out of kilter*, peaked*, feeling poorly*, sick as a dog*, seedy*, in a bad way*, not so hot*, at a low ebb*, under the weather*, down in the mouth*, looking green about the gills*.
Ant. healthy*, hearty, well.
Syn.- sick and ill both express the idea of being in bad health, affected with disease, etc., but sick is more commonly used than ill , which is somewhat formal [ he's a sick person; he is sick , or ill , with the flu ] ; in British usage sick generally means affected with nausea; ailing usually suggests prolonged or even chronic poor health [ she has been ailing ever since her operation ] ; indisposed suggests a slight, temporary illness or feeling of physical discomfort [indisposed with a headache ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. unhealthy ill, unwell, ailing, run down, diseased, *under the weather, *green around the gills, *offone's feed, queasy, nauseated, sickly, infected, feverish, bedridden.
2. heartsick sick at heart, heartbroken, miserable, stricken.
3. fed up *had it up to here with, tired, disgusted, cloyed, sated, satiated.
4. deranged psychotic, *psycho, perverted, strange, sadistic.
ANT.: 1. healthy, well, *fit as a fiddle. 2. delighted, happy. 3. wanting more, hungry for more. 4. normal, sane
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Suffering from or affected with an illness: down, ill, unwell. Informal: laid up. Chiefly Regional: poorly. See HEALTH. 2. Of or associated with sickness: anemic, peaked, sickly. See HEALTH. 3. Susceptible to or marked by preoccupation with unwholesome matters: macabre, morbid, unhealthy, unwholesome. See GOOD. 4. Out of patience with: disgusted, fed up, tired, weary. Idiom: sick and tired. See TIRED.

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