sickish
adjective Date: 1581 1. archaic somewhat ill ; sickly 2. somewhat nauseated ; queasy 3. somewhat sickening <
a sickish odor
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sickishly adverbsickishness noun

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  • Sickish — Sick ish, a. 1. Somewhat sick or diseased. [1913 Webster] 2. Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste. [1913 Webster] {Sick ish*ly}, adv. {Sick ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sickish — [sik′ish] adj. 1. somewhat sick or nauseated 2. somewhat sickening or nauseating sickishly adv …   English World dictionary

  • sickish — adjective Somewhat sick, but not seriously so. When an unexpected bankruptcy was announced by Cluffe or Toole in the club room, it made his ear ring like a slap, and he felt sickish for half an hour after. Syn: out of sorts, poorly, unwell …   Wiktionary

  • sickish — sickishly, adv. sickishness, n. /sik ish/, adj. 1. somewhat sick or ill. 2. somewhat sickening or nauseating. [1575 85; SICK1 + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sickish — sick·ish || sɪkɪʃ adj. slightly ill, somewhat nauseous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sickish — a. Nauseating, nauseous, sickening …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sickish — sick·ish …   English syllables

  • sickish — sick•ish [[t]ˈsɪk ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) somewhat sick or ill 2) somewhat sickening or nauseating • Etymology: 1575–85 sick′ish•ly, adv. sick′ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sickish — /ˈsɪkɪʃ/ (say sikish) adjective 1. somewhat sickening or nauseating. 2. somewhat sick or ill. {sick + ish1} –sickishly, adverb –sickishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • sickish — adjective feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑nauseated, ↑nauseous, ↑queasy, ↑sick • Similar to: ↑ill, ↑sick …   Useful english dictionary

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