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 for sickly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sickly \Sick"ly\, adv.
     In a sick manner or condition; ill.
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           My people sickly [with ill will] beareth our marriage.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sickly \Sick"ly\, v. t.
     To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in
     the past participle. [R.]
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           Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. --Shak.
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           Sentiments sicklied over . . . with that cloying
           heaviness into which unvaried sweetness is too apt to
           subside.                                 --Jeffrey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sickly \Sick"ly\, a. [Compar. Sicklier; superl. Sickliest.]
     1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease;
        as, a sickly body.
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              This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. --Shak.
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     2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a
        sickly climate. --Cowper.
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     3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.
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              The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. --Dryden.
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              Nor torrid summer's sickly smile.     --Keble.
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     4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell;
        sickly sentimentality.
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     Syn: Diseased; ailing; infirm; weakly; unhealthy; healthless;
          weak; feeble; languid; faint.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sickly
      adj 1: unhealthy looking [syn: sallow, sickly]
      2: somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing
         grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a
         little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is
         unwell and can't come to work" [syn: ailing, indisposed,
         peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the
         weather, seedy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "sickly":
     achromatic, achromic, ailing, anemic, ashen, ashy, bled white,
     bloodless, cachectic, cadaverous, chloranemic, cloying, colorless,
     cranky, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, debilitated, delicate,
     dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, diseased, donsie, down, drained,
     drawn, dull, enervated, etiolated, exhausted, exsanguinated,
     exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, failing, faint, fallow, feeble,
     flat, frail, ghastly, gray, haggard, healthless, hueless,
     hypochromic, in poor health, indisposed, infirm, insalubrious,
     insipid, invalid, lackluster, languishing, leaden, livid, low,
     lurid, lusterless, mat, maudlin, mawkish, mealy, mean, moribund,
     morose, muddy, mushy, neutral, noisome, noxious, off-color, offish,
     pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaking,
     peaky, pimping, poorly, puny, reduced, reduced in health, run-down,
     sallow, sick, sickish, tallow-faced, toneless, uncolored,
     unhealthful, unhealthy, unsound, valetudinarian, valetudinary, wan,
     washed-out, watery, waxen, weak, weakened, weakly, whey-faced,
     white, with low resistance
  
  

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