One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Nauseatingly unpleasant or shocking.‘a sick-making stench’
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, squalidView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 Overly sentimental, coy, or trite.
mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, sugar-coated, syrupyView synonyms
- ‘Embrace exist in a world where these clichés are acceptable - not sick-making or trite but accurate and airtight.’
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