American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition of being sick; illness.
- n. A disease; a malady.
- n. Nausea.
- n. A defective or unsound condition.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being sick or suffering from disease; a diseased condition of the system; illness; ill health.
- n. A disease; a malady; a particular kind of disorder.
- n. A derangement or disturbance of the stomach, manifesting itself in nausea, retching, and vomiting: distinctively called sickness of the stomach.
- n. A disordered, distracted, or enfeebled state of anything.
- n. Synonyms and Ailment, etc. See illness and sick.
- n. Disorder, distemper, complaint.
- n. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
- n. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady.
- n. Nausea; qualmishness.
- n. defectiveness or unsoundness
- n. the state that precedes vomiting
- n. impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
- From Old English seocness. (Wiktionary)
“I really hope that the sickness is the time travel madness because it would make alot more sense.”
““Thou keenest a cure right well; the remedy of his sickness is the Queen of the Serpents, and thou knowest her abiding-place and hast been with her.””
“There are grounds for the belief that the blacks even suffered from an infectious disease similar to influenza, which they described as sickness of the mouth and nose.”
“He has liver disease now; but his sickness is a judgment of God, and he will die crooked.”
“He has liver-disease now, but his sickness is a judgment of God, and he will die crooked.”
“When asked how he would cure what he described as a "sickness", one of David Cameron's key suggestions was "a welfare state that doesn't reward idleness".”
“Indeed, where any are conscious that their sickness is a vindictive punishment of some particular sin, and they cannot look for the removal of their sickness without particular applications to God for the pardon of such a sin, there it may be proper to acknowledge and tell his case, that those who pray over him may know how to plead rightly for him.”
“I have heard there is not much sickness from the disease now.”
“But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.”
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