Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb To a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Literally, to sickness; to disgust; to the extent of exciting disgust, especially the disgust which arises from satiety or wearisome repetition: as, statements or complaints repeated ad nauseam.

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  • adverb to a nauseating or sickening degree.

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  • adverb to a sickening extent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ad, to + nauseam, accusative of nausea, sickness.]

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From Latin ad nauseam, from ad ("to") + nauseam ("sea-sickness, sickness, nausea"), form of nausea.

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  • continuing "to the point of nausea."

    March 11, 2008

  • You'd better hire a better agency then.

    April 12, 2009