Synonyms for sick

Synonyms for (noun) sick

Synonyms: sick

Definition: people who are sick

Usage: they devote their lives to caring for the sick

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (verb) sick

Synonyms: upchuck, vomit, vomit up, retch, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, cast, cat, chuck, sick, spew, spue, throw up, barf, be sick, disgorge, honk

Definition: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Usage: After drinking too much, the students vomited; He purged continuously; The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Similar words: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate

Definition: eliminate from the body

Usage: Pass a kidney stone

Synonyms for (adjective) sick

Synonyms: gruesome, grim, grisly, ghastly, sick, macabre

Definition: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Usage: ghastly wounds; the grim aftermath of the bombing; the grim task of burying the victims; a grisly murder; gruesome evidence of human sacrifice; macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages; macabre tortures conceived by madmen

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger


Synonyms: sick

Definition: deeply affected by a strong feeling

Usage: sat completely still, sick with envy; she was sick with longing

Similar words: moved, touched, stirred, affected

Definition: being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

Usage: too moved to speak; very touched by the stranger's kindness


Synonyms: disgusted, tired of, sick, sick of, fed up

Definition: having a strong distaste from surfeit

Usage: grew more and more disgusted; fed up with their complaints; sick of it all; sick to death of flattery; gossip that makes one sick; tired of the noise and smoke

Similar words: displeased

Definition: not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure


Synonyms: disturbed, demented, crazy, mad, unbalanced, unhinged, sick, brainsick

Definition: affected with madness or insanity

Usage: a man who had gone mad

Similar words: insane

Definition: afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

Usage: was declared insane; insane laughter


Synonyms: pale, pallid, wan, sick

Definition: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

Usage: the pale light of a half moon; a pale sun; the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street; a pallid sky; the pale (or wan) stars; the wan light of dawn

Similar words: weak

Definition: wanting in physical strength

Usage: a weak pillar


Synonyms: sick, ill

Definition: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering

Similar words: stricken, afflicted

Definition: grievously affected especially by disease


Similar words: aguish

Definition: affected by ague


Similar words: ailing, under the weather, indisposed, poorly, unwell, peaked, sickly, seedy

Definition: somewhat ill or prone to illness

Usage: my poor ailing grandmother; feeling a bit indisposed today; you look a little peaked; feeling poorly; a sickly child; is unwell and can't come to work


Similar words: seasick, air sick, airsick, carsick

Definition: experiencing motion sickness


Similar words: autistic

Definition: characteristic of or affected with autism

Usage: autistic behavior; autistic children


Similar words: bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, sick-abed

Definition: confined to bed (by illness)


Similar words: bilious, liverish, livery

Definition: suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress


Similar words: bronchitic

Definition: suffering from or prone to bronchitis


Similar words: consumptive

Definition: afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

Usage: a consumptive patient; a consumptive cough


Similar words: convalescent, recovering

Definition: returning to health after illness or debility

Usage: convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed


Similar words: delirious, hallucinating

Definition: experiencing delirium


Similar words: diabetic

Definition: suffering from diabetes


Similar words: dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous

Definition: having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

Usage: had a dizzy spell; a dizzy pinnacle; had a headache and felt giddy; a giddy precipice; feeling woozy from the blow on his head; a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff


Similar words: dyspeptic

Definition: suffering from dyspepsia


Similar words: swooning, faint, light, light-headed, lightheaded

Definition: weak and likely to lose consciousness

Usage: suddenly felt faint from the pain; was sick and faint from hunger; felt light in the head; a swooning fit; light-headed with wine; light-headed from lack of sleep


Similar words: feverish, feverous

Definition: having or affected by a fever


Similar words: funny

Definition: experiencing odd bodily sensations

Usage: told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest


Similar words: gouty

Definition: suffering from gout


Similar words: green

Definition: looking pale and unhealthy

Usage: you're looking green; green around the gills


Similar words: stricken, laid low

Definition: put out of action (by illness)


Similar words: laid up

Definition: ill and usually confined

Usage: laid up with a bad cold


Similar words: milk-sick

Definition: affected with or related to milk sickness


Similar words: nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickish, queasy

Definition: feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit


Similar words: palsied

Definition: affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor

Usage: palsied hands


Similar words: paralytic, paralyzed

Definition: affected with paralysis


Similar words: paraplegic

Definition: suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord


Similar words: rachitic, rickety

Definition: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

Usage: rickety limbs and joints; a rachitic patient


Similar words: scrofulous

Definition: afflicted with scrofula


Similar words: sneezy

Definition: inclined to sneeze


Similar words: spastic

Definition: suffering from spastic paralysis

Usage: a spastic child


Similar words: tubercular, tuberculous

Definition: constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus

Usage: a tubercular child; tuberculous patients; tubercular meningitis


Similar words: unhealed

Definition: not healed

Usage: an unhealed wound


Similar words: upset

Definition: mildly physically distressed

Usage: an upset stomach


Synonyms: nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickish, queasy

Definition: feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Similar words: sick, ill

Definition: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering