sickness [sik-nis] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a particular disease or malady.
- the state or an instance of being sick; illness.
- 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.
February 27, 2012
Historical Examples of sicknesses
Is she goin’ to give up herself and her easy ways and her sicknesses for ye?
Sicknesses come thicker and thicker; friends are fewer and fewer.
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.
Surely our sicknesses he bore, and our pains he took as his burden.
George Adam Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sicknesses sickness noun
- an illness or disease
- nausea or queasiness
- the state or an instance of being sick
Word Origin and History for sicknesses sickness n.
sicknesses in Medicine sickness [sĭk′nĭs] n.
- The condition of being sick; illness.
- A disease or an illness.