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Strong DisgustPlay
Use 'sicken' to express intense negative emotions towards something morally disturbing or repulsive. SlideThe corruption scandals really sicken the public.
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Not Literal SicknessPlay
Remember, sicken in this context doesn't mean becoming physically ill, but feeling deep contempt. SlideHe is sickened by the waste he sees around him.
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Intensity MattersPlay
Use 'sicken' for impact; it's much stronger than just saying something 'bothers' or 'annoys' you. SlideStories of animal cruelty sicken me to my core.