1 somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work" [syn: ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather]
2 having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the island's peaked hills"
- Having a peak or peaks.
- The wizard wore a peaked cap.
- 2000, Toshio Mori and Lawson Fusao Inada, Unfinished Message:
Selected Works of Toshio Mori, p. 149,
- She looked peaked and tired ever since he had volunteered for the army.
- 2001, Fred C. Feddeck, Hale Men of Fordham: Hail!, p. 17,
- While Nixon looked peaked throughout the debate, Kennedy looked like a poised diplomat oozing confidence.
- 2004, Don Ecker, Past Sins, p. 276,
- Peck looked peaked to Williams. He was pale and appeared to be breathing in shallow gasps.
- 2000, Toshio Mori and Lawson Fusao Inada, Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori, p. 149,
acicular, acuminate, acute, attenuated, cachectic, cadaverous, capped, corpselike, crested, crowned, cuspidate, debilitated, drained, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, enervated, exhausted, failing, feeble, frail, haggard, headed, healthless, hollow-eyed, in poor health, infirm, invalid, jejune, languishing, marantic, marasmic, moribund, pale, peaking, peaky, pinched, plumed, poor, puny, reduced, reduced in health, run-down, sharp, shriveled, sick, sickly, skeletal, starved, starveling, tabetic, tabid, tipped, topped, underfed, undernourished, unhealthy, unsound, valetudinarian, valetudinary, wasted, weakened, weakly, weazeny, with low resistance, withered, wizened, wraithlike