NOTE: refers to maladies and disease in individuals
This sickness is apparently being caused by contaminated produce.
Scuba divers who ascend too quickly can get decompression sickness.
She took a two-month leave of absence because of her sickness.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: refers to an abstract pejorative quality of something
The sickness of his jokes alienated his co-workers from him.
The preacher talked about the great moral sickness of the people.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: refers to temporary states of nausea, not disease
There was a lot of sickness on the airplane during the extreme turbulence.
The child suffers from car sickness frequently.
Mary got motion sickness from riding the roller coaster.
Sally had bad morning sickness during her last pregnancy.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3