Having an urge to vomit.
In poor health.
“She was sick all day with the flu.”
Mentally unstable, disturbed.
In bad taste.
“That’s a sick joke.”
Tired of or annoyed by something.
“I’ve heard that song on the radio so many times that I’m starting to get sick of it.”
Very good, excellent, awesome, badass.
“This tune is sick.”
“Dude, this car’s got a sick subwoofer!”
In poor condition.
“sick building syndrome; my car is looking pretty sick; my job prospects are pretty sick”
Failing to sustain adequate harvests of crop, usually specified.
Sick people in general as a group.
“We have to cure the sick.”
“He lay there in a pool of his own sick.”
“I woke up at 4 am and sicked on the floor.”
To fall sick; to sicken.
Evil; wicked (of people). 13th-19th c.
Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy. from 13th c.
Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel. from 14th c.
“He suffered from ill treatment.”
Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
“ill manners; ill will”
Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick. from 15th c.
“I’ve been ill with the flu for the past few days.”
Having an urge to vomit. from 20th c.
“Seeing those pictures made me ill.”
Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way.
Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
“That band was ill.”
Unwise; not a good idea.
Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly.
Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
“Music won’t solve all the world’s ills, but it can make them easier to bear.”
Harm or injury.
“I wouldn’t want you to do me ill.”
Evil; moral wrongfulness.
A physical ailment; an illness.
“I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.”
affected by physical or mental illness
“visiting the sick and the elderly”
“nursing very sick children”
“half my staff were off sick”
relating to those who are ill
“the company organized a sick fund for its workers”
(of an organization, system, or society) suffering from serious problems
“the British economy remains sick”
feeling nauseous and wanting to vomit
“Mark felt sick with fear”
“he was starting to feel sick”
(of an emotion) so intense as to cause one to feel unwell or nauseous
“he had a sick fear of returning”
disappointed, mortified, or miserable
“he looked pretty sick at that, but he eventually agreed”
pining or longing for someone or something
“he was sick for a sight of her”
intensely annoyed with or bored by (someone or something) as a result of having had too much of them
“I’m absolutely sick of your moods”
(especially of humour) having something unpleasant such as death or misfortune as its subject and dealing with it in an offensive way
“this was someone’s idea of a sick joke”
(of a person) having abnormal or unnatural tendencies; perverted
“he is a deeply sick man from whom society needs to be protected”
“she was busy wiping sick from the carpet”
bring something up by vomiting
“she sicked up all over the carpet”
“he was passing blood and sicking it up”
set a dog on
“the plan was to surprise the heck out of the grizzly by sicking the dog on him”
set someone to pursue, keep watch on, or accompany (another)
“who sicked those two on to us?”
suffering from an illness or disease or feeling unwell
“he was taken ill with food poisoning”
“even the seriously ill cannot get tests done immediately”
“a terminally ill patient”
poor in quality
“ill judgement dogs the unsuccessful”
bad or harmful
“she had a cup of the same wine and suffered no ill effects”
not favourable or auspicious
“a bird of ill omen”
“I have had a run of ill luck”
badly, wrongly, or imperfectly
“the street is dominated by ill-lit shops”
“it ill becomes one so beautiful to be gloomy”
unfavourably or inauspiciously
“a look on her face which boded ill for anyone who crossed her path”
only with difficulty; hardly
“she could ill afford the cost of new curtains”
a problem or misfortune
“a lengthy work on the ills of society”
evil or harm
“how could I wish him ill?”