Definition of Sic:

  1. Author or commentators mark, printed usually italicized, and enclosed correctly in brackets (not in parenthesis) to indicate that the previous word (in spite of the obvious absurdity, anomaly, or error) is exactly how it is intended or was originally said or written, and is not a misprint or misquote. Latin for, so or thus.

  2. Used in brackets after a copied or quoted word that appears odd or erroneous to show that the word is quoted exactly as it stands in the original, as in a story must hold a childs interest and “enrich his [sic] life.”.

Synonyms of Sic

Abet, Accurately, Agitate, Aid, Catalyze, Correctly, Countenance, Egg on, Exhort, Faultlessly, Favor, Flawlessly, Goad, Inspirit, Instigate, Just right, Just so, Perfectly, Prick, Prod, Prompt, Propel, Properly, Rightly, So, Spur, Straight

How to use Sic in a sentence?

  1. The cynical journalist chuckles as he writes sic marks all over the Governors manuscript which was plagued with grammatical and spelling errors.
  2. I was reviewing some legal documents at work and I came across what I thought was an error or typo. In brackets next to the grammatical errors I saw the word sic . I then realized that the errors were there for a reason and learned the definition of sic .
  3. After being a lawyer for 10 years, Steve still did not know what sic meant when it appeared in a paragraph.

Meaning of Sic & Sic Definition