ad nauseam

ad nauseam

[ad naw-zee-uhm, -am]
adverb
to a sickening or disgusting degree.

Origin:
< Latin: literally, to seasickness

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ad nauseam (æd ˈnɔːzɪˌæm, -sɪ-)
 
adv
to a disgusting extent
 
[Latin: to (the point of) nausea]

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Word Origin & History

ad nauseam
"to a sickening extent," 1610s, from L., lit. "to sickness."
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ad nauseam [(ad naw-zee-uhm)]

To go on endlessly; literally, to continue “to seasickness”: “The candidate told us the details of how he overcame his childhood problems ad nauseam.”

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Idioms & Phrases

ad nauseam

To ridiculous excess, to a sickening degree. For example, I wish he'd drop the subject; we have heard about budget cuts ad nauseam. The term, Latin for "to [the point of] nausea," has been used in English since the early 1600s.

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