sickish

adjective

sick·​ish ˈsi-kish How to pronounce sickish (audio)
1
archaic : somewhat ill : sickly
2
: somewhat nauseated : queasy
3
: somewhat sickening
a sickish odor
sickishly adverb
sickishness noun

Examples of sickish in a Sentence

the fumes from the freshly applied paint made her feel sickish

Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sickish was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Sickish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sickish. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sickish

adjective
sick·​ish ˈsik-ish How to pronounce sickish (audio)
1
: somewhat nauseated
2
: somewhat sickening
a sickish odor
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