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[naw-zee-ey-ting, -zhee-, -see-, -shee-] /ˈnɔ ziˌeɪ tɪŋ, -ʒi-, -si-, -ʃi-/
causing sickness of the stomach; nauseous.
such as to cause contempt, disgust, loathing, etc.:
I had to listen to the whole nauseating story.
Origin of nauseating
First recorded in 1635-45; nauseate + -ing2
Related forms
nauseatingly, adverb
unnauseating, adjective
Usage note
See nauseous. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Everywhere outlines of objects wavered, changed melted, shrank with a steady and nauseatingly swift motion.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • The habits of the people are nauseatingly filthy, and the interiors of their dwellings must be seen to be appreciated.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Don't be nauseatingly saccharine, for that's just about as bad as getting mad about it.

    The College Freshman's Don't Book George Fullerton Evans
  • His alcohol-laden breath reached her nauseatingly and she turned her head aside.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • And he said nothing when still a third nurse came his way; a woman who was callid, complaisant, and nauseatingly nymphomaniac.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
  • Suddenly the suit was full of the earthy fetor of the monster's body, nauseatingly intense.

    Salvage in Space John Stewart Williamson

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