[naw-zee-ey-ting, -zhee-, -see-, -shee-]


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 formsnau·se·at·ing·ly, adverbun·nau·se·at·ing, adjective

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of nauseatingly

  • Everywhere outlines of objects wavered, changed melted, shrank with a steady and nauseatingly swift motion.

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


    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