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OTHER WORDS FROM nauseatingnau·se·at·ing·ly, adverbun·nau·se·at·ing, adjective
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What does nauseating mean?
Nauseating means causing nausea—a feeling of sickness in your stomach, as if you might vomit.
The word nausea can also be used in a figurative way meaning a feeling of disgust, revulsion, or repulsion, and nauseating can describe someone or something that makes a person feel this, meaning the same thing as disgusting, as in Their cruelty is nauseating.
The word nauseant can also mean causing or producing nausea, but it is not commonly used other than in a medical context.
Example: I’m not sure what was more nauseating—the disgusting food or the server’s disgusting comments.
Where does nauseating come from?
The first records of the adjective nauseating come from the 1600s. It is thought to ultimately derive from the Greek nausíā, meaning “seasickness,” from naûs, meaning “ship” (the same root is the basis of the word nautical).
Seasickness can be nauseating, as can many other conditions that affect the stomach, such as motion sickness, morning sickness, carsickness, anxiety, or from the side effects of medications. The figurative use of nauseating is perhaps even more common. It’s used to describe people or things that are considered truly disgusting or contemptible, especially by being immoral in some way.
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How is nauseating used in real life?
Nauseating is perhaps most commonly used in a figurative way.
Just took 4 of my prescribed pills & already feel the nauseating side effects; greeaattt.
— 𝑨𝒓𝒊 (@ari_jhene) January 25, 2016
This is nauseating.
A horrific scandal. https://t.co/Kw8DG3iduW
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 21, 2020
Hardly a surprise, but no less nauseating even though we knew what was afoot. “Drug company insiders are profiting handsomely from the world’s desperate hope for a COVID-19 vaccine – The Boston Globe” https://t.co/2MFIUKplyl
— Tom Peters (@tom_peters) October 25, 2020
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Which of the following words can be used as a synonym of nauseating?
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Example sentences from the Web for nauseating
A basic fact will remain: The bias, whatever its components, is nauseating.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong|John McWhorter|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was, instead, a nauseating excursion into base and sad fantasies.How Hollywood’s Most Realistic Sex Scenes Were Made: ‘Don’t Look Now’ to ‘Nymphomaniac’|Marlow Stern|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Historically, migraines were labeled a hysterical female condition, characterized by throbbing, one-sided, nauseating pain.Why Everything from Frigid Temperatures to Lightning Can Induce Migraines|Caitlin Dickson|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However nauseating in retrospect, millions shared their views.The Revolution of 1940: America’s Fight Over Entering World War II|Marc Wortman|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was trapped because things you had to say to defend the indefensible are nauseating and atrocious things.
At last, the sunken eyelids and the inability to see my flashlight and respond told me the nauseating truth.Tiger Cat|David H. Keller
This substance had a strong and persistent odor, so sweet as to be almost nauseating.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)|William Anderson Syme
The swinging of the mast was nauseating him in his excited condition, and he felt his strength gradually ebbing.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
He was blinded by light and deafened by sound and his nostrils were filled with the nauseating fetor of jungle and decay.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It was a nauseating rle to play; but he was bent upon making a last appeal to her before they returned to town on the morrow.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes