sick

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sick

1. inclined or likely to vomit
2. 
a. suffering from ill health
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3. 
a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell
b. (in combination): sickbed
4. deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness
5. mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6. an informal word for vomit
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The bruises about his eyes were beginning to fade, though they still had a sickish green-yellow aura.
ANOTHER WEEKEND SPENT in bed watching television and feeling sickish. I watched so much TV I started to think the TV was talking to me, enumerating my every fault, pointing out my moral defects and character flaws, my incapacity for taking up a lifestyle of healthful foods and regular exercise appropriate to someone my age, the moth holes in my once best sweater, and the reasons I'm a bad son.
"The surrounding country is one vast, submerged rice-field, saturated with the human excrement of many generations of Japanese." The vigorous disgust cuts through earlier ironic responses to the country, e.g., reporting himself pleased to be relieved of the fear that he'd lost his sense of smell by the "oily, sickish, slightly fetid odor" they found pervasive in Japan.