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Difference between 'Sick' and 'Sickly'


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Sick
Sick denotes temporary ill-health.

Sickly
Sickly denotes a permanent state of the body.


Sample Usage

Sick
1. He is sick these days.
2. She's inclined to be seasick.
3. The doctor told me that my husband is very sick.

Sickly
1. His wife is so sickly,nothing seems to do her any good.
2. She looks sickly.


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