somewhat sick or ill.
somewhat sickening or nauseating.

1575–85; sick1 + -ish1

sickishly, adverb
sickishness, noun Unabridged
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sick1 (sɪk)
1.  inclined or likely to vomit
2.  a.  suffering from ill health
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3.  a.  of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell: sick benefits
 b.  (in combination): sickroom
4.  deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness: sick at heart
5.  mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6.  informal delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid: sick humour
7.  informal (often foll by of) Also: sick and tired disgusted or weary, esp because satiated: I am sick of his everlasting laughter
8.  (often foll by for) weary with longing; pining: I am sick for my own country
9.  pallid or sickly
10.  not in working order
11.  (of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops
12.  slang look sick to be outclassed
n, —vb
13.  an informal word for vomit
[Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh]

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