1. somewhat ill or prone to illness (Freq. 2)

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

Similar to: ↑ill, ↑sick
Derivationally related forms: ↑unwellness (for: ↑unwell)
2. having or rising to a peak (Freq. 1)

the peaked ceiling


the island's peaked hills

Similar to: ↑pointed

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  • Peaked — Peaked, a. 1. Pointed; ending in a point; as, a peaked roof. [1913 Webster] 2. (Oftener ?) Sickly; not robust. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • peaked — Ⅰ. peaked [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a cap) having a peak. Ⅱ. peaked [2] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pale from illness or fatigue. ORIGIN from archaic peak to decline in health and spirits …   English terms dictionary

  • peaked — 1835, from pp. of obsolete peak look sickly or thin (1540s), perhaps from PEAK (Cf. peak) in sense of become pointed through emaciation …   Etymology dictionary

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  • peaked — peaked1 [pēkt, pē′kid] adj. having or ending in a peak; pointed peaked2 [pē′kid] adj. [< PEAK1] thin and drawn, or weak and wan, as from illness peakedness n …   English World dictionary

  • peaked — peaked1 [ pikt ] adjective 1. ) curving or rising to a point: peaked eyebrows 2. ) a peaked CAP or hat has a flat curved part that continues beyond the main part at the front above the eyes peaked peaked 2 [ pikəd ] adjective AMERICAN pale and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peaked — peak|ed1 [ˈpi:kıd] adj AmE looking pale and ill British Equivalent: peaky ▪ You re looking a little peaked this morning. peaked 2 peaked2 [pi:kt] adj BrE a peaked cap or hat has a flat curved part at the front above the eyes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peaked — I. adjective Date: 15th century having a peak ; pointed < peaked lapels > < a peaked hill > • peakedness noun II. adjective Etymology: 4peak …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peaked — adjective /piːkt,ˈpiːkɪd/ a) Having a peak or peaks. The wizard wore a peaked cap. b) Sickly looking, peaky. She looked peaked and tired ever since he had volunteered for the army …   Wiktionary

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