Definition Of sickly
(of a flavor, smell, color, or light) so unpleasant as to induce discomfort or nausea.
the walls were painted a sickly green
often ill; in poor health.
she was a thin, sickly child
Example Of sickly
A baby that appeared weak or sickly at birth, or had even a minor birth defect such a cleft pallet, hair lip, or cleft foot, or was in some other way imperfect was killed.
A real man, I used to say, no matter how sickly or incapacitated, should pick up a case by its handle and carry it like a man.
As a tyke, little Bobby Jones was a frail, sickly kid, living under the auspices of protective parents, and a Puritanical grandfather.
As his skin blackened, a sickly aroma exploded throughout the alley.
‘Bon,’ Mademoiselle Piera said from the table, flashing Ryan her best sickly saccharine smile.