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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.
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  • During this sickeningly painful operation he never moved a muscle of his face.
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sickening

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

sickening

adj.

"falling sick," 1725; "causing revulsion, disgust, or nausea," 1789, present participle adjective from sicken. Related: Sickeningly.

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