sickening

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adjective sick·en·ing \ ˈsi-kə-niŋ , ˈsik-niŋ \

Definition of sickening

:causing sickness or disgust
  • a sickening odor
  • a sickening display

sickeningly

play \ˈsi-kə-niŋ-lē, ˈsik-niŋ-\ adverb

Examples of sickening in a Sentence

  1. a sickening display of selfishness

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

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First Known Use of sickening

1789



SICKENING Defined for English Language Learners

sickening

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adjective

Definition of sickening for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SICKENING Defined for Kids

sickening

adjective sick·en·ing \ ˈsi-kə-niŋ \

Definition of sickening for Students

:causing sickness or disgust
  • a sickening smell

sickeningly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

sickening

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

medical Definition of sickening

:causing sickness or nausea


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