|1.||inclined or likely to vomit|
|2.||a. suffering from ill health|
|b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick|
|3.||a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell: sick benefits|
|b. (in combination): sickroom|
|4.||deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness: sick at heart|
|5.||mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed|
|6.||informal delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid: sick humour|
|9.||pallid or sickly|
|10.||not in working order|
|11.||(of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops|
|12.||slang look sick to be outclassed|
|13.||an informal word for vomit|
|[Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh]|
adj. sick·er, sick·est
Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
sick and tired
Also, sick or tired to death. Thoroughly weary or bored, as in I'm sick and tired of these begging phone calls, or She was sick to death of that endless recorded music. These hyperbolic expressions of exasperation imply one is weary to the point of illness or death. The first dates from the late 1700s, the first variant from the late 1800s, and the second variant from the first half of the 1700s.