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adjective sickly pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪkli/ 
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adjectivesickly
comparativesicklier
superlativesickliest

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  1. 2
    something such as a smell or taste that is sickly is so unpleasant that it makes you feel sick

    These chocolates are a little bit sickly.

    his sickly smile

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    1. a.
      a sickly colour is so pale that is looks unpleasant

      The walls were painted a sickly green.

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  2. 3
    a sickly organization is not successful

    their sickly banking industry

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