Definition of nauseous in English:


Syllabification: nau·seous
Pronunciation: /ˈnôSHəs, -ZHəs, -ēəs


  • 2Causing nausea; offensive to the taste or smell: the smell was nauseous
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    • It wasn't that he was afraid of blood, on the contrary, but too much blood, exposed organs, and raw flesh with that nauseous stench could already make him sick.
    • The bonfires can be seen burning at various times throughout the day and night, with the resulting nauseous effluvia blowing towards the two local schools and several housing estates.
    • Those who remain loyal to Franklin survive on nauseous lichen scraped from the arctic rocks, or by boiling their own boots; others resort to cannibalism.
  • 2.1Disgusting, repellent, or offensive: this nauseous account of a court case
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    • It has every predictable, nauseous feel-good film cliche in it.



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  • Suddenly I was coming back to Earth in a whirl of colours and bewilderment, leaning over the sink nauseously.
  • Just the smell made his stomach churn nauseously.
  • I look out a nearby window, nauseously watching the world whirl.


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  • The thought scared me to the point of nauseousness.
  • Seeing the open gates, I fought the feelings of déjà vu and nervous nauseousness that were rising in my chest.
  • She had a sudden urge to puke and the rashness in Derek's driving added to her nauseousness.


early 17th century: from Latin nauseosus (from nausea 'seasickness').

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