very shocking, annoying, or upsetting [= disgusting]:
Police described it as a sickening racial attack.
their sickening hypocrisy
it is sickening that
It is sickening that human beings have done this to two innocent young women.
an unpleasant sound that makes you think someone has been injured or something has been broken:
His head hit the floor with a sickening thud.
There was a sickening sound of tearing metal.
very unpleasant and making you feel as if you want to vomit:
The sickening stench of rotting rubbish rose into the air.
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making you feel jealous:
'Helen's just bought herself a huge house in the south of France.' 'God, how sickening!'