Examples of sickening in a Sentence
a sickening display of selfishness
We heard the squeal of brakes and a sickening thud.
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Establishing the macabre tone that runs through Matthew Dunster's taut production, that scene deftly balances farce and horror up to and beyond the sickening thud of Hennessy's body dropping on a rope to his death.
And then, of course, the most sickening story of all: Dr. Larry Nassar, the deranged Team USA gymnastics doctor, being sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts under the guise of medical treatment.
The long holiday break quite literally came to a crashing halt as my head hit the ice on Cheney Lake with a sickening thud.
Nothing prepared me for that sickening sense of foreboding and the guttural fear that gripped me that day.
Ederson required extensive treatment on the pitch after his sickening collision with Mane in City's 5-0 drubbing of Jurgen Klopp's side on Saturday, and had to be given oxygen as he was stretchered from the field as the first half drew to a close.
The Hull City star has been sidelined since the start of the year, after a sickening clash of heads with Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill during a Premier League match.
In each case, Vincent’s character dies a grisly but memorable death, with a twist of sickening humor.
Seriously quite sickening when people spread negative news without knowing the situation.
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First Known Use of sickening
Synonymsabhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, offensive, ugly
Related Wordsexceptionable, objectionable; brackish, disagreeable, dislikable (also dislikeable), unpleasant; contemptible, despicable, detestable, hard, hateful; unhealthy, unsavory, unwholesome; execrable, lousy, miserable; atrocious, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), heinous, horrendous, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmarish, shocking, sick, sickish, sickly, terrible, unspeakable, vile; off-putting, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; barbarous, unchristian, uncivilized, ungodly, unholy; distressing, disturbing, upsetting
Near Antonymsacceptable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, desirable, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable (or likeable), luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, welcome; unexceptionable, unobjectionable; healthful, healthy, restorative, salubrious, salutary, wholesome
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- a sickening smell
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