sickness [sik-nis] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a particular disease or malady.
  2. the state or an instance of being sick; illness.
  3. nausea; queasiness.

Origin of sickness before 1000; Middle English siknesse, seknesse, Old English sēocnesse. See sick1, -ness Related Words for sicknesses malady, illness, ailment, syndrome, disease, disorder, infirmity, nausea, complaint, ill, indisposition, affection, affliction, bug, condition Examples from the Web for sicknesses Contemporary Examples of sicknesses

  • Or that “bottling up” emotions could cause heart attacks or other sicknesses.

    All Too Human: Santorum’s Biases Begin at Perception

    David Frum

    February 27, 2012

  • Historical Examples of sicknesses

  • Is she goin’ to give up herself and her easy ways and her sicknesses for ye?

    Jeff Briggs’s Love Story

    Bret Harte

  • Sicknesses come thicker and thicker; friends are fewer and fewer.

    A Lamp to the Path

    W. K. Tweedie

  • But almost all are subject to bereavements, losses, sicknesses, and changes of fortune.



  • And some sicknesses are much different, and are not like to be so increased by it.

    A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)

    Richard Baxter

  • Surely our sicknesses he bore, and our pains he took as his burden.

    The Expositor’s Bible

    George Adam Smith

  • British Dictionary definitions for sicknesses sickness noun

    1. an illness or disease
    2. nausea or queasiness
    3. the state or an instance of being sick

    Word Origin and History for sicknesses sickness n.

    Old English seocnes “sickness, disease; a disease;” see sick (adj.) and -ness.

    sicknesses in Medicine sickness [sĭk′nĭs] n.

    1. The condition of being sick; illness.
    2. A disease or an illness.
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