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nauseous Explained

nauseous at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

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: --a nauseous smell//

nauseous at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "nauseous":
abhorrent, airsick, anguished, anxious, bad, barfy, bored,
brackish, carsick, cheerless, cloying, depressed, disgusted,
disgusting, emetic, fetid, foul, fulsome, grim, high, icky,
joyless, loathsome, maggoty, mawkish, nasty, nauseant, nauseated,
nauseating, noisome, noxious, offensive, overripe, pleasureless,
poisonous, prey to malaise, pukish, puky, qualmish, qualmy, queasy,
rancid, rank, rebarbative, repelled, repellent, repugnant,
repulsive, revolted, revolting, rotten, sad, seasick, sickened,
sickening, spoiled, squeamish, stinking, suffering angst, uneasy,
unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unpleasant, unquiet,
unsatisfied, vile, vomity, weevily, yucky

nauseous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Unsavoriness): unsavory, unpalatable, unsweetened, ill-flavored, bitter, acrid, acrimonious, offensive, repulsive, nasty, sickening, nauseous, nauseating, loathsome, unpleasant.

[ADJ] (Disease): diseased, ailing, ill, sick, nauseous, nauseated, indisposed, unwell, squeamish, poorly, laid up, bedridden, unsound, unhealthy, sickly, infirm.

nauseous at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 feeling as if you want to VOMIT:
She felt dizzy and nauseous.
2 making you feel as if you want to VOMIT:
a nauseous smell

Nauseous at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nauseous \Nau"seous\ (?; 277), a. [L. nauseosus.]
Causing, or fitted to cause, nausea; sickening; loathsome;
disgusting; exciting abhorrence; as, a nauseous drug or
medicine. -- {Nau"seous*ly}, adv. -- {Nau"seous*ness}, n.

The nauseousness of such company disgusts a reasonable
man. --Dryden.

nauseous at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell";
"nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn: {nauseating},
{noisome}, {loathsome}, {offensive}, {sickening}, {vile}]

nauseous at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Latin nauseosus, corresponding to nausea + -ous.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈnɔːzɪəs/|/ˈnɔːsɪəs/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈnɔːʃəs/


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Causing nausea; sickening or disgusting.
    1. 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
    2. : And then what proper person can be partial / To all those nauseous epigrams of Martial?
    3. Inter: nonstandar » d Afflicted with nausea; sick.
    4. 2010, Tom Smith, The Guardian, 4 Sep 2010:
    5. : Is it a myth that you shouldn't drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? I often do and haven't felt remotely nauseous.

      Usage notes

      While "nauseous" is often used to mean "afflicted with nausea", this is considered less correct than the first definition. The Elements of Style, for example, recommends not to "say 'I feel nauseous,' unless you are sure you have that effect on others."


      * nauseating - causing disgust rather than nausea

      See also

      * nauseated - afflicted with nausea


      Inter: trans-top » Causing nausea; sickening or disgusting

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|misselijkmakend

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тошнотворный, Inter: t+ » ru|отвратительный

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Afflicted with nausea
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|misselijk

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|walgelijk, Inter: t- » nl|degoutant, Inter: t- » nl|misselijkmakend
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kuvottava

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: nauséeux {{m}}
  • Ido : nauzeoza

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » nauseous
    Translation: el » nauseous
    Translation: es » nauseous
    Translation: fr » nauseous
    Translation: ko » nauseous
    Translation: my » nauseous
    Translation: pl » nauseous
    Translation: ru » nauseous
    Translation: fi » nauseous
    Translation: ta » nauseous
    Translation: te » nauseous
    Translation: vi » nauseous
    Translation: zh » nauseous