nauseous

  • 1 Nauseous — Nau seous (?; 277), a. [L. nauseosus.] 1. Causing, or fitted to cause, nausea; sickening; loathsome; disgusting; exciting abhorrence; as, a nauseous drug or medicine. [1913 Webster] 2. Feeling nausea; as, nauseous from the effects of chemotherapy …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 nauseous — adjective Date: 1612 1. causing nausea or disgust ; nauseating 2. affected with nausea or disgust • nauseously adverb • nauseousness noun Usage: Those who insist that nauseous can properly be used only in sense 1 and that in sense 2 it is an… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 3 nauseous — nauseously, adv. nauseousness, n. /naw sheuhs, zee euhs/, adj. 1. affected with nausea; nauseated: to feel nauseous. 2. causing nausea; sickening; nauseating. 3. disgusting; loathsome: a nauseous display of greed. [1595 1605; < L nauseosus. See… …

    Universalium

  • 4 nauseous — adjective /ˈnɔːzɪəs,ˈnɔːsɪəs,ˈnɔːʃəs/ a) Causing nausea; sickening or disgusting. And then what proper person can be partial / To all those nauseous epigrams of Martial? b) Afflicted with nausea; sick. Is it a myth that you shouldnt drink alcohol …

    Wiktionary

  • 5 nauseous — index loathsome, repulsive, unsavory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 nauseous, nauseated — Nauseous (NAW zee us) means causing sickness ; nauseated means feeling sickness, being queasy. A gas, for instance, is nauseous and causes a person to become nauseated. (Nauseous is related in meaning to noisome, which means foul, filthy, or… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 7 nauseous — See nauseous, nauseated …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 8 nauseous — adj. to feel nauseous USAGE NOTE: Some purists still claim that nauseous means only nauseating . In fact, most speakers now use it as a synonym of nauseated. * * * [ nɔːzɪəs] to feel nauseous (USAGE NOTE: Some purists still claim that nauseous… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 nauseous — nau|se|ous [ˈno:ziəs, siəs US ˈno:ziəs, ʃəs] adj 1.) especially AmE feeling that you are going to ↑vomit = ↑sick ▪ I felt slightly nauseous . ▪ The taste made me nauseous . 2.) formal making you feel that you are going to ↑vomit …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 nauseous — nau|seous [ nɔziəs, nɔʃəs ] adjective 1. ) feeling as if you want to VOMIT: Riding in buses can make me nauseous. 2. ) making someone feel as if they want to VOMIT: a nauseous smell …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 nauseous —  is an adjective describing something that causes nausea ( a nauseous substance ). To feel sick is to be nauseated. Navajo/Navaho. The first is generally preferred, the second accepted. naval, navel. The first pertains to a navy and its… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 12 nauseous — (adj.) c.1600, inclined to nausea, easily made queasy (obsolete), from NAUSEA (Cf. nausea) + OUS (Cf. ous). Sense of causing nausea or squeamishness is attested from 1610s. For distinction from nauseated see NAUSEATE (Cf. nauseate). Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 nauseous —     Martinez left early, complaining that he felt nauseous (Newsweek). Make it nauseated. Nauseous is an adjective describing something that causes nausea ( a nauseous substance ). As Bernstein neatly put it, people who are nauseated are no more… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 14 nauseous — [[t]nɔ͟ːziəs, AM ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you feel nauseous, you feel as if you want to vomit. If the patient is poorly nourished, the drugs make them feel nauseous... A nauseous wave of pain broke over her. Syn: queasy …

    English dictionary

  • 15 nauseous — adjective 1 especially AmE feeling nausea: I awoke from my drunken stupor feeling nauseous. 2 formal making you feel nausea: the nauseous stench of the durian fruit nauseously adverb nauseousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 nauseous — adjective the food made her feel nauseous Syn: sick, nauseated, queasy, bilious, green around the gills, ill, unwell; seasick, carsick, airsick, travel sick; informal barfy; rare qualmish …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 nauseous — UK [ˈnɔːzɪəs] / UK [ˈnɔːsɪəs] / US [ˈnɔʃəs] / US [ˈnɔzɪəs] adjective 1) feeling as if you want to vomit 2) making someone feel as if they want to vomit a nauseous smell …

    English dictionary

  • 18 nauseous — nau•seous [[t]ˈnɔ ʃəs, zi əs[/t]] adj. 1) pat affected with nausea; nauseated 2) pat causing nausea; sickening; nauseating 3) disgusting; loathsome • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L nauseōsus. See nausea, ous nau′seous•ly, adv. nau′seous•ness, n.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 nauseous — nauseated, nauseating, nauseous 1. In Britain nauseated and nauseating (as parts of the verb nauseate) occasionally mean respectively ‘affected by nausea’ and ‘causing nausea’ in the physical sense but more often mean ‘disgusted’ and (especially) …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 nauseous — [adj] disgusting abhorrent, brackish, detestable, distasteful, ill, loathsome, nauseated, nauseating, offensive, queasy, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rocky*, seasick, sick, sick as dog*, sickening, squeamish; concepts 314,529 Ant. nice,… …

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