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sickening

[ sik-uh-ning ]
/ ˈsɪk ə nɪŋ /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for sickening

sickening
/ (ˈsɪkənɪŋ) /

adjective
causing sickness or revulsion
informal extremely annoying

Derived forms of sickening

sickeningly, adverb
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