somewhat sick or ill.
somewhat sickening or nauseating.
- sick·ish·ly, adverb
- sick·ish·ness, noun
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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.Shenanigans at Sugar Creek | Paul Hutchens
But the minute they turned 'round he smiled in a sickish way, and pretended to go to whistlin'.The Universal Reciter | Various
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