nauseous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  2. adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    queasy; nauseated; sick; sickish.


Nau"seous adjective
L. nauseosus.
  1. 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.

Webster 1913