nauseating

adjective
nau·​se·​at·​ing | \ ˈnȯ-zhē-ˌā-tiŋ How to pronounce nauseating (audio) , -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 The researchers posit that this impressive (and kind of nauseating) distance is because smaller pathogens can travel as part of a buoyant cloud that extends their reach. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "Here’s How Far Germs Spread Through Sneezing and Coughing," 13 Feb. 2019 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 But a few of those fizzles stung, and the repetition felt like a rollercoaster - fun at first, but nauseating before long. Hannah Orenstein, chicagotribune.com, "How working as a matchmaker ruined my love life," 30 June 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 . Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Warner Bros. has hired ex-Marvel director James Gunn to work on a Suicide Squad sequel," 9 Oct. 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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More Definitions for nauseating

nauseating

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nauseating

: causing you to feel like you are going to vomit
: causing disgust

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