ad nauseam

adverb
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 Pro players are front and center in the community, and when thousands of viewers watch the same game, certain ideas catch hold, to be parroted ad nauseam across the Internet. Washington Post, "How does Riot Games balance ‘League of Legends?’ The answer is a bit meta.," 22 Feb. 2021 This is a common reaction to traumatic events, especially when they’re replayed on the news, online, and various other platforms ad nauseam. Danielle Campoamor, refinery29.com, "Trump’s Acquittal Wasn’t Surprising. But The Trauma He Caused Is Never-Ending.," 17 Feb. 2021 Since then, preprogrammed playlists — modern hip-hop and R&B on 95.3 FM, youthful pop and rock on 96.3 — have been spinning ad nauseam with commercials but no DJs. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "Christian music radio stations to replace Go 95.3 and 96.3 FM in April," 4 Feb. 2021 But the last two meetings — mentioned ad nauseam to the Wildcats — stand out. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, "Column: What’s on the line when Northwestern faces Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game? Respect — and maybe a good steakhouse meal.," 17 Dec. 2020 One of the most famous quotations cited ad nauseam by business leaders, parents and gym teachers happens to be dead wrong. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "What Yoda, and possibly your grandparents, got wrong about trying," 6 Dec. 2020 Item: Being hushed by a fellow library patron while Steve continues to blather on, ad nauseam. Brooke Knisley, The New Yorker, "Invoices for Various Recent Acts of Emotional Labor," 17 Nov. 2020 And as the Colts repeated ad nauseam throughout their postgame press conferences: This is the NFL. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Colts won't make excuse for Titans bludgeoning, but they deserve to be excused," 30 Nov. 2020 As has been mentioned ad nauseam, that 22-20 victory over Iowa in 1954 was my first Gophers game, a 9-year-old kid kneeling on the back line of the closed end zone as part of Memorial Stadium’s overflow crowd of 65,464. Star Tribune, "Demise of Gophers tennis would have saddened Bob McNamara," 21 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of ad nauseam was in 1644

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6 Mar 2021

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“Ad nauseam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20nauseam. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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