nauseating

adjective
nau·​se·​at·​ing | \ˈnȯ-zhē-ˌā-tiŋ, -shē-, -zē-, -sē-\

Definition of nauseating 

: causing nausea or especially disgust

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Other Words from nauseating

nauseatingly adverb

Nauseous vs. Nauseated: Usage Guide

Those who insist that nauseous can properly be used only to mean "causing nausea" and that its later "affected with nausea" meaning is an error for nauseated are mistaken. Current evidence shows these facts: nauseous is most frequently used to mean physically affected with nausea, usually after a linking verb such as feel or become; figurative use is quite a bit less frequent. Use of nauseous to mean "causing nausea or disgust" is much more often figurative than literal, and this use appears to be losing ground to nauseating. Nauseated is used more widely than nauseous when referring to being affected with nausea.

Examples of nauseating in a Sentence

the nauseating smell of rotting garbage The way the animals were treated was nauseating. It was nauseating to see the two of them act like lovesick teenagers.
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Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Warner Bros. has hired ex-Marvel director James Gunn to work on a Suicide Squad sequel," 9 Oct. 2018 Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Warner Bros. has hired ex-Marvel director James Gunn to work on a Suicide Squad sequel," 9 Oct. 2018 Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Kurt Russell responds to James Gunn firing, thinks people are getting 'too sensitive' with the 'wrong people'," 6 Aug. 2018 But the images captured proved more nauseating than nifty. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "A closer look at the technology inside the 2018 World Cup soccer ball," 21 May 2018 The virtual balcony is specially programed to avoid any nauseating side effects and can be turned off at your convenience. Olivia Rassow, ELLE Decor, "Crazy or Brilliant: Virtual Balconies," 7 Feb. 2014 Sure, the battle between Gregor Clegane and Oberyn Martell more than solidified itself as one of the single most shocking (and nauseating) events in Game of Thrones history. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Game of Thrones' Podcast: Smashing Back Into "The Mountain and the Viper"," 11 July 2018 But the nauseating flattery Trump lavished on this mass murderer did little to promote those interests. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Trump thinks his personal relationships with dictators will save the world. He's wrong | Trudy Rubin," 15 June 2018 Instead, The Tale lets moments hang, empty and nauseating, and allows characters to meet across time and cross-examine one another. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "In The Tale, A Painful Reckoning With Abuse," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of nauseating

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nauseating was in 1645

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nauseating

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nauseating

: causing you to feel like you are going to vomit

: causing disgust

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