ad nauseam

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

Definition of ad nauseam

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

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Paintings of them in gauzy tutus are reproduced ad nauseam on chocolate boxes and coffee cups. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘Little Dancer Aged Fourteen’ Review: Rat-Girl of the Paris Opera," 16 Nov. 2018 The challenge of this approach pops up most conspicuously in the vignette about the Talker, who states the obvious ad nauseam. A.e. Stallings, WSJ, "‘Characters’ Review: You Know the Types," 7 Dec. 2018 An infamous Gallup poll that showed seven out of 10 women had an unfavorable view of Trump had been cited ad nauseam in the national media for months. Liz Plank, Glamour, "Why Are Men Still Voting Republican?," 31 Oct. 2018 Buzzfeed has been tracking this odd feud, reporting on theories that range from this being a coordinated effort from Lady Gaga's fans to bash Venom and promote A Star Is Born to bots being used to spit out negative Venom reviews ad nauseam. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, ""A Star Is Born" Fans Are Tweeting Bad Reviews of "Venom" So People See Lady Gaga's Movie Instead," 2 Oct. 2018 Abloh’s background and his roots should matter to fashion insiders who have discussed his qualifications, his talents (or as some argue, lack-thereof), his influence, and his business acumen ad nauseam over the last couple of years. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Three Aspiring Chicago Creatives on Why Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Debut Inspires Them," 20 June 2018 The fiasco has been dissected ad nauseam by outsiders including journalists, religious scholars and even a congressional committee, but of the nine Branch Davidians who survived the assault, only two have published memoirs. Julia Scheeres, New York Times, "An Audiobook Gives New Life to the Haunting Memoir of a Waco Survivor," 18 May 2018 These things have been dissected so much ad nauseam, and overanalyzed. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Nolan Arenado is tired of losing. Will he have to leave the Rockies to win?," 1 July 2018 The doleful arias, bickering duets and mocking trios are delivered at a relatively brisk tempo — a wise strategy for a work in which the small talk is circular, the gags repetitive and the grievances rehashed ad nauseam. Charles Mcnulty,, "A revelatory Denzel Washington in 'The Iceman Cometh'," 10 May 2018

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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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