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Webster 1913 Edition


Sickness

Sick′ness

,
Noun.
[AS.
seócness
.]
1.
The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady.
I do lament the
sickness
of the king.
Shakespeare
Trust not too much your now resistless charms;
Those, age or
sickness
soon or late disarms.
Pope.
2.
Nausea; qualmishness;
as,
sickness
of stomach
.
Syn. – Illness; disease; malady. See
Illness
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sickness

SICK'NESS

,
Noun.
1.
Nausea; squeamishness; as sickness of the stomach.
2.
State of being diseased. I do lament the sickness of the king.
3.
Disease; malady; a morbid state of the body of an animal or plant, in which the organs do not perfectly perform their natural functions. Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those age or sickness soon or late disarms. Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. Matt 8.

Definition 2021


sickness

sickness

English

Noun

sickness (usually uncountable, plural sicknesses)

  1. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness.
    I do lament the sickness of the king. -William Shakespeare
    Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or sickness soon or late disarms. -Alexander Pope.
    Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life. -Jane Austen.
  2. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
  3. (linguistics) The analogical misuse of a rarer or marked grammatical case in the place of a more common or unmarked case.

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References

  • sickness in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913