[ sik-ish ]
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  1. somewhat sick or ill.

  2. somewhat sickening or nauseating.

Origin of sickish

First recorded in 1575–85; sick1 + -ish1

Other words from sickish

  • sick·ish·ly, adverb
  • sick·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby sickish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sickish in a sentence

  • It was sickish tasting stuff, and so warm it would do very well for dish-water.

    Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
  • In fact, when he said that, I felt a kind of a sickish feeling inside of me, like maybe I had done something wrong.

  • But the minute they turned 'round he smiled in a sickish way, and pretended to go to whistlin'.

  • With the rush of air which followed the prowler's wake came a peculiar sickish odor.

    The Voice in the Fog | Harold MacGrath
  • If it does, the butter thus deprived of salt will turn white, have a sickish flavor, and soon turn rancid.

    Hints on Dairying | T. D. Curtis