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sicker1

[sik-er] /ˈsɪk ər/
adjective
1.
comparative of sick1 .

sicker2

[sik-er] /ˈsɪk ər/
adjective
1.
safe from danger; secure.
2.
dependable; trustworthy.
adverb
3.
certainly; without doubt.
Also, siker.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English siker, Old English sicor; cognate with Dutch zeker, German sicher, all ≪ Latin sēcūrus; see secure

sick1

[sik] /sɪk/
adjective, sicker, sickest.
1.
afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing.
2.
affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.
3.
deeply affected with some unpleasant feeling, as of sorrow, disgust, or boredom:
sick at heart; to be sick of parties.
4.
mentally, morally, or emotionally deranged, corrupt, or unsound:
a sick mind; wild statements that made him seem sick.
5.
characteristic of a sick mind:
sick fancies.
6.
dwelling on or obsessed with that which is gruesome, sadistic, ghoulish, or the like; morbid:
a sick comedian; sick jokes.
7.
of, relating to, or for use during sickness:
He applied for sick benefits.
8.
accompanied by or suggestive of sickness; sickly:
a sick pallor; the sick smell of disinfectant in the corridors.
9.
disgusted; chagrined.
10.
not in proper condition; impaired.
11.
Agriculture.
  1. failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usually specified:
    a wheat-sick soil.
  2. containing harmful microorganisms:
    a sick field.
12.
Now Rare. menstruating.
noun
13.
(used with a plural verb) sick persons collectively (usually preceded by the).
Idioms
14.
call in sick, to notify one's place of employment by telephone that one will be absent from work because of being ill.
15.
sick and tired, utterly weary; fed up:
I'm sick and tired of working so hard!
16.
sick at one's stomach, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. nauseated.
17.
sick to one's stomach, Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. nauseated.
Origin
before 900; Middle English sik, sek, Old English sēoc; cognate with Dutch ziek, German siech, Old Norse sjūkr, Gothic siuks
Synonyms
1. infirm, indisposed. See ill. 2. nauseous, nauseated.
Antonyms
1. well, hale, healthy.
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Examples from the web for sicker
  • In other words, antibiotic soaps appeared to have made those patients sicker.
  • We as a society will continue to get sicker and sicker and the food and drug industries will continue to get richer and richer.
  • The organism may be sicker, he observes, but it is living longer.
  • Give them medications that they can not get off of with side effects that seems make them sicker.
  • As the rich world grows older and sicker and the poor world gets wealthier and fatter, the cost of health care is soaring.
  • Little by little, however, she grew sicker-increasingly exhausted and short of breath.
  • If you do not act to fix them, you are actually leaving your brain and your body open to get sicker.
  • Yet in every developed country society is becoming sicker rather than healthier, and social problems are multiplying.
  • It's not a case where the older you get, the sicker you get.
  • But they are likely to drive up premiums for the older and the sicker.
British Dictionary definitions for sicker

sick1

/sɪk/
adjective
1.
inclined or likely to vomit
2.
  1. suffering from ill health
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3.
  1. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell: sick benefits
  2. (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
7.
(often foll by of) (informal) Also sick and tired. disgusted or weary, esp because satiated: I am sick of his everlasting laughter
8.
(often foll by for) weary with longing; pining: I am sick for my own country
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
noun, verb
13.
an informal word for vomit
See also sick-out
Derived Forms
sickish, adjective
Word Origin
Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh

sick2

/sɪk/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of sic2
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Word Origin and History for sicker

sick

v.

"to chase, set upon" (as in command sick him!), 1845, dialectal variant of seek. Used as an imperative to incite a dog to attack a person or animal; hence "cause to pursue." Related: Sicked; sicking.

adj.

"unwell," Old English seoc "ill, diseased, feeble, weak; corrupt; sad, troubled, deeply affected," from Proto-Germanic *seukaz, of uncertain origin. The general Germanic word (cf. Old Norse sjukr, Danish syg, Old Saxon siok, Old Frisian siak, Middle Dutch siec, Dutch ziek, Old High German sioh, Gothic siuks "sick, ill"), but in German and Dutch displaced by krank "weak, slim," probably originally with a sense of "twisted, bent" (see crank (n.)).

Restricted meaning "having an inclination to vomit, affected with nausea" is from 1610s; sense of "tired or weary (of something), disgusted from satiety" is from 1590s; phrase sick and tired of is attested from 1783. Meaning "mentally twisted" in modern colloquial use is from 1955, a revival of the word in this sense from 1550s (sense of "spiritually or morally corrupt" was in Old English, which also had seocmod "infirm of mind"); sick joke is from 1958.

n.

"those who are sick," Old English seoce, from sick (adj).

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sicker in Medicine

sick (sĭk)
adj. sick·er, sick·est

  1. Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.

  2. Of or for sick persons.

  3. Nauseated.

  4. Mentally ill or disturbed.

  5. Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sicker

shyster

noun
  1. A dishonest and contemptible lawyer, politician, or businessperson: You lousy little shyster bastard (1844+)
  2. Any lawyer

[origin unknown and hotly disputed; perhaps fr the name of a Mr Sheuster, a New York City lawyer of the early 1800s; perhaps fr German Scheisse, ''shit,'' or Scheisser, ''shitter,'' by way of anglicized forms shice and shicer attested fr the mid-1800s, with the addition of the agentive suffix -ster; perhaps because prisoners were said and advised to fight shy of, ''avoid,'' lawyers who frequented jails, esp the Tombs in New York City; perhaps fr earlier sense of shy, ''disreputable, not quite honest,'' and -ster]


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