- somewhat sick or ill.
- somewhat sickening or nauseating.
Origin of sickish
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Examples from the Web for sickish
"Them lilies is so sweet they are sickish," said the old grandmother.Quaint Courtships
It had a sickish sweet odour, but that did not impress me at the time.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
Mitch got pale and began to be sickish and I was scared to death.Mitch Miller
Edgar Lee Masters
"Why, it's—it's a sickish, acid sort of odour," said Colton hesitantly.The Flying Death
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Then he became aware of a curious, sweet, sickish odor in the booth.Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone
Word Origin and History for sickish
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