Definition of sick-making in English:



  • 1Nauseatingly unpleasant or shocking.

    ‘a sick-making stench’
    • ‘Those of you who remember my last trip to Kentucky may recall that the last leg of the trip takes place on one of those godawfully tiny sick-making airplanes, too.’
    • ‘From both a worker's and a consumer's perspective, it's sick-making: a glamorous industry built on gross exploitation and price-gouging.’
    unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, hideous, appalling, atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unpalatable, unsavoury, unappetizing, off-putting, uninviting, dirty, filthy, squalid
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    1. 1.1Overly sentimental, coy, or trite.
      • ‘Embrace exist in a world where these clichés are acceptable - not sick-making or trite but accurate and airtight.’
      mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, sugar-coated, syrupy
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/ˈsik ˌmākiNG/