[ UK /sˈɪkənɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪkənɪŋ, ˈsɪknɪŋ/ ]
  1. causing or able to cause nausea
    nauseous offal
    a nauseating smell
    a sickening stench
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How To Use sickening In A Sentence

  • One of his idiosyncrasies was a faith in coffee as a panacea; and I heard that while sickening he deluged himself with that beverage, to what profit let physicians say. From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
  • There was a sickening lurch; immediate survival seemed more crucial than a putative riot.
  • There was a sickening lurch as my chute opened and my harness tightened round me so that I could hardly breathe.
  • Taboula, a parsley, tomato, onion and burghul - or cracked wheat - salad was drenched in the most sickening oil.
  • He hit the floor with a sickening thud.
  • The sickening stench of blood hit him like a tidal wave.
  • The air was pervaded by a sickening sweet smell of burnt meat and charred wood.
  • One parent said: 'It was absolutely sickening. The Sun
  • When a family loses someone close, all they have is the grave, it's their only comfort and it's a sickening thought that people out there are ruining graves.
  • This weekend in sickening episode of political cynicism Livingstone cheerleaders dragged out the corpse of Stephen Lawrence onto the stage courtesy of his duped mother. Black Issues or White Guilt
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