Sickles vs Sicklies - What's the difference?

sickles | sicklies |

As verbs the difference between sickles and sicklies

is that sickles is (sickle) while sicklies is (sickly).

As a noun sickles

is .




  • Verb

  • (sickle)
  • sicklies



  • (sickly)

  • sickly



  • Frequently ill; often in poor health; given to becoming ill.
  • a sickly child
  • Having the appearance of sickness or ill health; appearing ill, infirm or unhealthy; pale.
  • a sickly plant
  • * Dryden
  • The moon grows sickly at the sight of day.
  • Weak; faint; suggesting unhappiness.
  • a sickly smile
  • Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.
  • Tending to produce disease.
  • a sickly''' autumn; a '''sickly climate
  • Tending to produce nausea; sickening.
  • a sickly''' smell; '''sickly sentimentality


  • To make sickly.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.
  • * 1840 , S. M. Heaton, George Heaton, Thoughts on the Litany, by a naval officer's orphan daughter (page 58)
  • * 1871 , Gail Hamilton, Country living and country thinking (page 109)
  • He evidently thinks the sweet little innocents never heard or thought of such a thing before, and would go on burying their curly heads in books, and sicklying their rosy faces with "the pale cast of thought" till the end of time


    (en adverb)
  • In a sick manner.
  • * 2010 , Rowan Somerville, The End of Sleep (page 66)
  • The creaseless horizontal face of the giant smiled sickly , leering.