Definition of sickly-looking in English:



  • Appearing ill and weak.

    ‘a sickly-looking, skeletal boy’
    • ‘The girl gets malnourished and increasingly sickly-looking over time.’
    • ‘The boy, an odd and sickly-looking redhead, urges Pip to come on and fight.’
    • ‘They say I don't fit the stereotype of a sickly-looking strict vegetarian.’
    • ‘She's got a lovely light complexion, but she isn't pale or sickly looking.’
    • ‘Health workers patrolled buses, ordering sickly-looking people home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The eldest is a girl, twenty-six and very sickly looking.’
    • ‘She was a thin, pale and sickly looking girl, with dark rings under her eyes.’
    • ‘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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