Meaning of “sickening” in the English Dictionary

"sickening" in British English

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uk /ˈsɪk.ən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈsɪk.ən.ɪŋ/

extremely unpleasant and causing you to feel shock and anger:

The slaves were treated with sickening cruelty.
There was a sickening thud when the child fell from the tree and hit the ground.


It's sickening, the way she gets her parents to do what she wants.
adverb uk /ˈsɪk.ən.ɪŋ.li/ us /ˈsɪk.ən.ɪŋ.li/

(Definition of “sickening” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈsɪk·ə·nɪŋ/

extremely unpleasant; causing you to experience unpleasant feelings:

She slipped and fell with a sickening thud.

(Definition of “sickening” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)