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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nauseous mean? 

NAUSEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective NAUSEOUS has 2 senses:

1. causing or able to cause nausea
2. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

  Familiarity information: NAUSEOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NAUSEOUS (adjective)

Sense 1nauseous [BACK TO TOP]


Causing or able to cause nausea


sickening; queasy; noisome; nauseous; nauseating; loathsome; vile; offensive

Context examples:

a nauseating smell / nauseous offal / a sickening stench


unwholesome (detrimental to physical or moral well-being)

Sense 2nauseous [BACK TO TOP]


Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit


nauseated; sickish; nauseous; queasy; sick


ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)

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