BE or FEEL ILL &c. adj.; ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of; droop, flag, languish, halt; sicken, peak, pine, dwindle; gasp; drop down in ones tracks; waste away, fail, lose strength, lose ones grip.
keep ones bed; lay by, lay up; be laid by the heels; lie helpless, - on ones back.
fall a victim to -, be stricken by -, take -, catch- -a disease &c. n., - an infection; break out.
MALINGER, feign sickness (falsehood) [See Falsehood].
AILING &c. v.; ill, ill of; taken ill, seized with; indisposed, unwell, sick, squeamish, poorly, seedy [colloq.]; affected -, afflicted- with illness; laid up, confined, bedridden, invalided, in hospital, on the sick list; out of health, out of sorts [colloq.], under the weather [U. S.]; valetudinary.
UNSOUND, unhealthy; morbose [obs.], healthless, infirm, chlorotic, unbraced, cranky [dial. Eng.], sickly, weakly, weakened (weak) [See Weakness]; drooping, flagging; lame, halt, crippled, halting; hors de combat [F.] (useless) [See Inutility].
touched in the wind, broken-winded, spavined, gasping.
DISEASED, morbid, tainted, vitiated, peccant, contaminated, poisoned, septic, septical, tabetic, tabid, mangy, leprous, cankered; rotten, - to, - at- the core; withered; palsied, paralytic; dyspeptic; luetic, pneumonic, pulmonic, phthisic or phthisical, consumptive, tubercular, tuberculous, rachitic; syntectic or syntectical, varicose.
DECREPIT; decayed (deteriorated) [See Deterioration]; incurable (hopeless) [See Hopelessness]; in declining health; in a bad way, in danger, prostrate; moribund (death) [See Death].
EPIDEMIC, epizoötic [of animals]; zymotic, contagious; morbific [See Insalubrity].
In sickness and in health.marriage service
Tie up the knocker; say Im sick, Im dead.Pope
The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.Bible
Diseases desperate grown By desperate appliance are relievd, Or not at all.Hamlet
This sickness doth infect The very life-blood of our enterprise.I Henry IV
That dire disease, whose ruthless power Withers the beautys transient flower.Goldsmith
A malady Preys on my heart that medcine cannot reach.Maturin
The best of remedies is a beefsteak Against sea-sickness; try it, sir, before You sneer.Byron