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1. Somewhat sick.
2. Somewhat nauseated.
3. Somewhat revolting or nauseating.

sick′ish·ly adv.


(ˈsɪk ɪʃ)

1. somewhat sick or ill.
2. somewhat sickening or nauseating.
sick′ish•ly, adv.
sick′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sickish - feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
References in classic literature ?
The Boots pointed out the door to me, and was about to go downstairs again when I saw something that made me feel sickish, in spite of my twenty years' experience.
I lay down on the couch in the great cabin to sleep, and slept about three hours, and awaked a little refreshed, having taken a glass of wine when I lay down; after being about three hours awake, it being about five o'clock in the morning, I found myself empty, and my stomach sickish, and lay down again, but could not sleep at all, being very faint and ill; and thus I continued all the second day with a strange variety-- first hungry, then sick again, with retchings to vomit.
We were still sickish last weekend, but we made it a point to catch Boots Anson Roa Rodrigo's 70th birthday basha landmark celebration in any senior's continuing chronology.