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

  • adjective Causing nausea; sickening.
  • adjective Usage Problem Affected with nausea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exciting or fitted to excite nausea; turning the stomach; disgusting; loathsome.
  • Happily it was not every Speaker that was like Rich whose extant addresses to the king are nauseous compliments on his majesty's gifts ot nature, fortune, and grace.
  • Synonyms Sickening, revolting, repulsive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Causing, or fitted to cause, nausea; sickening; loathsome; disgusting; exciting abhorrence.
  • adjective Feeling nausea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Causing nausea; sickening or disgusting.
  • adjective nonstandard Afflicted with nausea; sick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
  • adjective causing or able to cause nausea


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin nauseosus, corresponding to nausea + -ous.


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