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Sick vs. Unhealthy — What's the Difference?

Sick vs. Unhealthy — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sick and Unhealthy

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Sick

Affected by physical or mental illness
Visiting the sick and the elderly
Nursing very sick children
Half my staff were off sick
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Unhealthy

Harmful to health
An unhealthy diet
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Sick

Feeling nauseous and wanting to vomit
Mark felt sick with fear
He was starting to feel sick
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Unhealthy

Being in a state of ill health; sick.
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Sick

Intensely annoyed with or bored by (someone or something) as a result of having had too much of them
I'm absolutely sick of your moods
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Unhealthy

Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health
An unhealthy pallor.
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Sick

(especially of humour) having something unpleasant such as death or misfortune as its subject and dealing with it in an offensive way
This was someone's idea of a sick joke
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Unhealthy

Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome
An unhealthy diet.
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Sick

Excellent.
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Unhealthy

Harmful to character or morality; corruptive
Unhealthy reading material.
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Sick

Vomit
She was busy wiping sick from the carpet
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Unhealthy

Characterized by or symptomatic of disturbed mental health
Took an unhealthy interest in violence and fires.
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Sick

Bring something up by vomiting
She sicked up all over the carpet
He was passing blood and sicking it up
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Unhealthy

Of a risky nature; dangerous
An unhealthy predicament.
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Sick

Set a dog on
The plan was to surprise the heck out of the grizzly by sicking the dog on him
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Unhealthy

Characterized by, or conducive to poor health
The villagers lived in unhealthy surroundings.
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Sick

Suffering from or affected with a physical illness; ailing.
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Unhealthy

Sick or ill
He was an unhealthy child.
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Sick

Of or for sick persons
Sick wards.
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Unhealthy

Tending to corrupt
He liked unhealthy reading material.
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Sick

Nauseated.
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Unhealthy

Characterized by disturbed mental health
He had an unhealthy interest in fire.
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Sick

Mentally ill or disturbed.
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Unhealthy

Not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind;
Unhealthy ulcers
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Sick

Unwholesome, morbid, or sadistic
A sick joke.
A sick crime.
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Unhealthy

Detrimental to health
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Sick

Defective; unsound
A sick economy.
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Unhealthy

Not conducive to good health;
An unhealthy diet of fast foods
An unhealthy climate
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Sick

Deeply distressed; upset
Sick with worry.
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Sick

Disgusted; revolted.
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Sick

Weary; tired
Sick of it all.
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Sick

Pining; longing
Sick for his native land.
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Sick

In need of repairs
A sick ship.
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Sick

Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within
A sick office building.
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Sick

Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops
Sick soil.
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Sick

(Slang) Excellent; outstanding
Did a sick run down the halfpipe.
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Sick

Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
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Sick

Chiefly British Vomit.
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Sick

Variant of sic2.
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Sick

In poor health; ill.
She was sick all day with the flu.
We have to care for the sick.
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Sick

Having an urge to vomit.
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Sick

(colloquial) Mentally unstable, disturbed.
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Sick

(colloquial) In bad taste.
That's a sick joke.
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Sick

Tired of or annoyed by something.
I've heard that song on the radio so many times that I'm starting to get sick of it.
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Sick

(slang) Very good, excellent, awesome, badass.
This tune is sick.
Dude, this car's got a sick subwoofer!
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Sick

In poor condition.
Sick building syndrome; my car is looking pretty sick; my job prospects are pretty sick
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Sick

(agriculture) Failing to sustain adequate harvests of crop, usually specified.
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Sick

Vomit.
He lay there in a pool of his own sick.
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Sick

(especially in the phrases on the sick and on long-term sick) Any of various current or former benefits or allowances paid by the Government to support the sick, disabled or incapacitated.
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Sick

(colloquial) To vomit.
I woke up at 4 am and sicked on the floor.
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Sick

To fall sick; to sicken.
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Sick

(rare) sic
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Sick

Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health. See the Synonym under Illness.
Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever.
Behold them that are sick with famine.
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Sick

Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache.
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Sick

Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; - with of; as, to be sick of flattery.
He was not so sick of his master as of his work.
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Sick

Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.
So great is his antipathy against episcopacy, that, if a seraphim himself should be a bishop, he would either find or make some sick feathers in his wings.
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Sick

Sickness.
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Sick

To fall sick; to sicken.
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Sick

People who are sick;
They devote their lives to caring for the sick
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Sick

Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth;
After drinking too much, the students vomited
He purged continuously
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night
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Sick

Not in good physical or mental health;
Ill from the monotony of his suffering
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Sick

Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
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Sick

Affected with madness or insanity;
A man who had gone mad
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Sick

Having a strong distaste from surfeit;
Grew more and more disgusted
Fed up with their complaints
Sick of it all
Sick to death of flattery
Gossip that makes one sick
Tired of the noise and smoke
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