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sickening

[sik-uh-ning] /ˈsɪk ə nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing or capable of causing sickness, especially nausea, disgust, or loathing:
sickening arrogance.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; sicken + -ing2
Related forms
sickeningly, adverb
Synonyms
nauseating, disgusting, loathsome.

sicken

[sik-uh n] /ˈsɪk ən/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become sick.
Origin
1150-1200; Middle English seknen, sicnen; cognate with Old Norse sjūkna. See sick1, -en1
Related forms
resicken, verb
unsickened, adjective
Synonyms
repulse, revolt, disgust, upset.
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Examples for sickening
  • It is sickening to watch areas that are livable being destroyed by greed.
  • Then came the sickening sound of a wild tumble, the clatter of hooves, a terrified wail.
  • sickening to watch-- and a sick attempt to make us feel guilty for existing.
  • The details of the crime are sickening enough to make you question the humanity of the two perpetrators.
  • It is sickening that academics would praise this behavior.
  • The sheer arrogance in this conversation is repulsive and sickening and wreaks of vanity and fear.
  • Reading comments from select colleagues was quite sickening.
  • Hers is the crushing weight and the sickening of soul.
  • He found the smell of burned clay that lingered in her clothes to be sickening.
  • The sequence is sickening, but my problem with it goes beyond the usual charge of exploitation.
British Dictionary definitions for sickening

sickening

/ˈsɪkənɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing sickness or revulsion
2.
(informal) extremely annoying
Derived Forms
sickeningly, adverb

sicken

/ˈsɪkən/
verb
1.
to make or become sick, nauseated, or disgusted
2.
(intransitive) often foll by for. to show symptoms (of an illness)
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Word Origin and History for sickening
sicken
c.1200, "to become sick," originally the verb was simply sick (c.1150), from sick (adj.). Transf. sense of "to make sick" is recorded from 1694.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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