sickening

[ sik-uh-ning ]
/ ˈsɪk ə nɪŋ /

adjective

causing or capable of causing sickness, especially nausea, disgust, or loathing: sickening arrogance.

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Origin of sickening

First recorded in 1715–25; sicken + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM sickening

sick·en·ing·ly, adverb

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Definition for sickening (2 of 2)

sicken
[ sik-uhn ]
/ ˈsɪk ən /

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become sick.

Origin of sicken

1150–1200; Middle English seknen, sicnen; cognate with Old Norse sjūkna. See sick1, -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM sicken

re·sick·en, verbun·sick·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sickening (1 of 2)

sickening
/ (ˈsɪkənɪŋ) /

adjective

causing sickness or revulsion
informal extremely annoying

Derived forms of sickening

sickeningly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for sickening (2 of 2)

sicken
/ (ˈsɪkən) /

verb

to make or become sick, nauseated, or disgusted
(intr often foll by for) to show symptoms (of an illness)
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