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sickeningadjective

uk   us   /ˈsɪk.ən.ɪŋ/
extremelyunpleasant and ​causing you to ​feelshock and ​anger: The ​slaves were ​treated with sickening ​cruelty. There was a sickening ​thud when the ​childfell from the ​tree and ​hit the ​ground. annoying: It's sickening, the way she gets her ​parents to do what she ​wants.
sickeningly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of sickening from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sickeningadjective

 us   /ˈsɪk·ə·nɪŋ/
extremelyunpleasant; causing you to ​experienceunpleasantfeelings: She ​slipped and ​fell with a sickening ​thud.
(Definition of sickening from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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