nauseous

[naw-shuhs, -zee-uhs]
adjective
1.
affected with nausea; nauseated: to feel nauseous.
2.
causing nausea; sickening; nauseating.
3.
disgusting; loathsome: a nauseous display of greed.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin nauseōsus. See nausea, -ous

nauseously, adverb
nauseousness, noun

nauseated, nauseous (see usage note at the current entry).


3. revolting, nasty, repellent, abhorrent, detestable, despicable, offensive.


3. delightful.


The two literal senses of nauseous, “causing nausea” (a nauseous smell) and “affected with nausea” (to feel nauseous), appear in English at almost the same time in the early 17th century, and both senses are in standard use at the present time. Nauseous is more common than nauseated in the sense “affected with nausea,” despite recent objections by those who imagine the sense to be new. In the sense “causing nausea,” either literally or figuratively, nauseating has become more common than nauseous: a nauseating smell.
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nauseous (ˈnɔːzɪəs, -sɪ-)
 
adj
1.  feeling sick
2.  causing nausea
3.  distasteful to the mind or senses; repulsive
 
'nauseously
 
adv
 
'nauseousness
 
n

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nauseous
c.1600, "inclined to nausea, easily made queasy," from nausea (q.v.). Sense of "causing nausea or squeamishness" is attested from 1610s. For distinction from nauseate see that word.
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nauseous nau·seous (nô'shəs, -zē-əs)
adj.

  1. Causing nausea.

  2. Affected with nausea.


nau'seous·ly adv.
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Example sentences
In the dying days of 1826, the campaign of villification and slander reached
  nauseous heights.
After the marathon, she said she felt nauseous.
He had been at his post for several minutes when suddenly he became nauseous
  and dizzy.
Teachers allowed him to leave class when he felt nauseous.
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