sickly

sickly(
sihk
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li
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (unwell)
a. enfermizo
Incredibly, Mark was a weak and sickly child, and now he has become a firefighter.Cuesta creer que Mark fuera un niño enfermizo y débil, y que ahora sea bombero.
b. enclenque
Alice got over her flu, but she still looks sickly.Alice se recuperó de la gripe, pero todavía se la ve enclenque.
c. pálido
Brad's mother told him he looked sickly when he returned from Alaska.La madre de Brad le dijo que se veía pálido cuando regresó de Alaska.
2. (sickening)
a. nauseabundo
The sickly odor coming from the shed turned out to be from a dead rat, half eaten by a cat.El olor nauseabundo procedente del cobertizo resultó ser una rata muerta medio comida por un gato.
b. repugnante
Durian has a sickly flavor that is something like rotten bananas with garlic.El durián tiene un sabor repugnante como a plátanos podridos con ajo.
c. empalagoso
The beer had a sickly flavor.La cerveza tenía un sabor empalagoso.
3. (weak)
a. forzado
I suspect his sickly smile masks pure evil.Sospecho que su sonrisa forzada enmascara pura maldad.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
4. (sickening)
a. asquerosamente
The dessert smelled nice, but it tasted so sickly sweet that I coudn't eat it.El postre olía rico, pero sabía tan asquerosamente dulce que no me lo pude comer.
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sickly
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (person, complexion)
a. enfermizo(a)
2. (plant)
a. marchito(a)
3. (color, light)
a. pálido(a), desvaído(a)
4. (smile)
a. falso(a)
5. (taste, sentiment)
a. empalagoso(a)
sickly sweetempalagoso(a), dulzarrón(ona)
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sickly [ˈsɪklɪ]
adjective
sicklier (comparative)sickliest (superlative)
1 [+person] (unwell, feeble) enfermizo; enclenque; (pale) pálido; [+smile] forzado; [+plant] débil
2 (cloying) [+taste, smell] empalagoso
sickly sweet dulzón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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