ad nauseam

ad nau·​se·​am | \ ad-ˈnȯ-zē-əm How to pronounce ad nauseam (audio) also -ˌam \

Definition of ad nauseam

: to a sickening or excessive degree a topic that has been discussed and analyzed ad nauseam

Examples of ad nauseam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By singing ad nauseam, the species ensures at least some repetitions reach potential mates’ ears. Marion Renault, Popular Science, "See how birds change their tunes to fit their surroundings," 27 Jan. 2020 Yet unlike '90s on-rails arcade classics, which copied each other ad nauseam, Pistol Whip carves out a unique identity by combining the open, wide shooting possibilities of VR with a rhythm-matching tweak. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pistol Whip review: The year’s freshest VR game—and oh-so close to greatness," 7 Nov. 2019 The report even shows that while screams of bias have been leveled ad nauseam at certain investigators who were texting anti-Trump comments, there were also investigators texting pro-Trump comments. Rex Huppke,, "Column: Exhausted by Trump World’s lies? Hold fast to the truth. It’s the only path.," 11 Dec. 2019 The incident was repeated ad nauseam throughout the entertainment and popular press. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The problem with Bradley Cooper asking Lady Gaga to go makeup-free in A Star Is Born," 9 Oct. 2018 Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley succeeding Bob Stoops was the transition cited ad nauseam a year ago. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "How Ohio State football hired Ryan Day a year ago -- From knotted stomachs to ‘he’s the only one’," 4 Dec. 2019 The mission had been covered ad nauseam in films and fiction and nonfiction. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Finding the Truth in a Time of Media Mistrust: The Documentary Roundtable," 7 Nov. 2019 In the wake of its enactment most people have written and spoken ad nauseam about the financial implications of the FPPA. Cecelia Townes, SELF, "Of Course College Athletes Should Be Paid," 24 Oct. 2019 Talking points are issued, which liberal news readers regurgitate ad nauseam. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0?," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ad nauseam

1644, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad nauseam

borrowed from Latin

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10 Feb 2020

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“Ad nauseam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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