Definition of sickening adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪkənɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkənɪŋ//
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  1. 1making you feel disgusted or shocked synonym repulsive She was the victim of a sickening attack. the sickening stench of burnt flesh He described what had happened in sickening detail. The public was not made aware of the sickening details of the crime.
  2. 2making you afraid that somebody has been badly hurt or that something has been broken Her head hit the ground with a sickening thud. The truck hit a gully and gave a sickening lurch.
  3. 3(informal) making you feel jealous or annoyed ‘She's off to the Bahamas for a month.’ ‘How sickening!’
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