名词:sickliness 副词:sicklily 形容词比较级:sicklier 最高级:sickliest 动词过去式:sicklied 过去分词:sicklied 现在分词:sicklying 第三人称单数:sicklies
adj (-ier, -iest)
1 often ill 常病的
*a sickly child 多病的孩子.
2 looking unhealthy 不健康的
*sickly, dried-out plants 长势不好、枯槁的植物
* a pale, sickly complexion 苍白的病容
* He looked weak and sickly. 他看上去虚弱有病态.
3 [usu attrib 通常作定语] expressing unhappiness; weak; faint 显示不愉快的; 虚弱的; 无力的
*a sickly smile, look 苦笑、苦相.
4 causing or likely to cause a feeling of sickness or distaste 令人作呕的; 令人厌恶的
*a sickly smell, taste, etc 令人作呕的气味、味道等
* a sickly green colour 令人生厌的绿色
* (fig 比喻) a sickly, sentimental story 无病呻吟的伤感故事.
a sickly person or animal is weak, unhealthy, and often ill
a sickly child
She looked pale and sickly.
especially BrE a sickly smell, taste etc is unpleasant and makes you feel sick
A sickly smell clung to his clothes and hair.
a sickly colour or light is unpleasantly pale or weak
The walls were painted a sickly green.
a pale, sickly moon
a sickly sweet perfume