[ naw-zee-ey-ting, -zhee-, -see-, -shee- ]
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  1. causing sickness of the stomach; nauseous.

  2. 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; nauseat(e) + -ing2

confusables note For nauseating

See nauseous.

Other words from nauseating

  • nau·se·at·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·nau·se·at·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nauseating in a sentence

  • Outraged at the deed caused by Hjrdis, the timid Dagny gives her the lie when Gunnar's feat is again nauseatingly dwelt upon.

    Iconoclasts | James Huneker
  • The squalidness of the town he had left so tumultuously struck upon his memory nauseatingly.

    The Gringos | B. M. Bower
  • 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