Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sickening

adjective

Simple Definition of sickening

  • : causing you to feel sick

  • : causing a strong feeling of disgust

  • of a sound : causing great concern especially because someone or something may have been badly harmed

Full Definition of sickening

  1. :  causing sickness or disgust <a sickening odor> <a sickening display>

sick·en·ing·ly play \-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of sickening

  1. a sickening display of selfishness

  2. We heard the squeal of brakes and a sickening thud.



1789

First Known Use of sickening

1789



SICKENING Defined for Kids

sickening

adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsi-kə-niŋ\

Definition of sickening

  1. :  causing sickness or disgust <a sickening smell>

sick·en·ing·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

sickening

play
adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsik-(ə-)niŋ\

Medical Definition of sickening

  1. :  causing sickness or nausea





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sickening? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ