sick|en|ing

sick|en|ing «SIHK uh nihng, SIHK nihng», adjective.
1. making sick; causing nausea, faintness, disgust, or loathing: »

a sickening sight;…with monstrous head and sickening cry [the donkey] (G. K. Chesterton).

SYNONYM(S): repulsive, offensive.
2. becoming sick; falling ill.
sick´en|ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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