Definition of Sickish

1. Adjective. Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit.

Exact synonyms: Nauseated, Nauseous, Queasy, Sick
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Nausea, Queasiness, Sickness



Definition of Sickish

1. a. Somewhat sick or diseased.

Definition of Sickish

1. Adjective. Somewhat sick, but not seriously so. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sickish

1. somewhat sick [adj]

Medical Definition of Sickish

1. 1. Somewhat sick or diseased. 2. Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste. Sick"ishly, Sick"ishness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sickish

sickener
sickeners
sickening
sickeningly
sickeningness
sickens
sicker
sickerly
sickerness
sickest
sickhouse
sickhouses
sickie
sickies
sicking
sickish (current term)
sickishly
sickishness
sickishnesses
sicklaemia
sickle
sickle-cell anaemia
sickle-cell anemia
sickle-cell disease
sickle-shaped
sickle alfalfa
sickle cell
sickle cell C disease
sickle cell anaemia

Literary usage of Sickish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sentence and Theme: Composition for the First Year of High School by Charles Henshaw Ward (1917)
"Which was as sickish means the bottle, which I found was '' and I found that the contents as sickish as the licorice-water werg as sickish"—non-restric- ..."

2. The Bookman (1896)
"It's kind of— sickish,' said Lorenzo." " It's kind of—sickish," said Lorenzo, but she pitilessly continues, and relates further details of the gross and ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"sickish at stomach, and met. nice, scrupulous. ... qualmish, sickish ; Da. qualm, a choking feeling, thick oppressive air, also as a qualm, and Du. walm, ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"sickish at stomach, and met. nice, scrupulous. It was shown under Qualm that the image of choking is used to express every degree of oppression, ..."

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