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Definition of "nauseous" []

  • Causing nausea; sickening: "the most nauseous offal fit for the gods” ( John Fowles). (adjective)
  • Usage Problem Affected with nausea. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nauseous" in a sentence
  • "York consignees, says, that if the tea arrives subject to duty, "there will be no such thing as selling it, as the people would rather buy so much poison, as they say it is calculated to enslave them and their posterity, and are therefore determined not to take what they call the nauseous draught.""
  • "But if it should be subject to a duty here, I am much in doubt whether it will be safe, as almost every body in that case speaks against the admission of it, so that, altho 'I am well assured that the Governor will not suffer the laws to be trampled on, yet there will be no such thing as selling it, as the people would rather buy so much poison, than the tea with the duty thereon, calculated (they say) to enslave them and their posterity, and therefore are determined not to take what they call the nauseous draft."
  • "Besides feeling tired and nauseous from the altitude I had to stop every five meters to catch my breath and ask myself what the hell was I doing this for; and my legs felt like lead, in concrete boots."