Definition of sickly-looking in English:



  • Appearing ill and weak.

    ‘a sickly-looking, skeletal boy’
    • ‘They say I don't fit the stereotype of a sickly-looking strict vegetarian.’
    • ‘Health workers patrolled buses, ordering sickly-looking people home.’
    • ‘The girl gets malnourished and increasingly sickly-looking over time.’
    • ‘She was a thin, pale and sickly looking girl, with dark rings under her eyes.’
    • ‘The eldest is a girl, twenty-six and very sickly looking.’
    • ‘The boy, an odd and sickly-looking redhead, urges Pip to come on and fight.’
    • ‘His bald, sickly looking head was set upon an equally feeble frame.’
    • ‘The hedge was just a rather sickly looking hedge, with a number of dead trees in it, some trees showing damage.’
    • ‘She's got a lovely light complexion, but she isn't pale or sickly looking.’
    • ‘Hordes of sickly-looking people seated in wheelchairs or hobbling on crutches waved cancelled airplane tickets to Lourdes in the faces of weary employees.’
    yellowish, jaundiced, pallid, wan, pale, waxen, anaemic, bloodless, colourless, pasty, pasty-faced
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