nauseated vs nauseous : Common Errors in English

About nauseated vs nauseous

Many people say, when sick to their stomachs, that they feel “nauseous” (pronounced “NOSH-uss” or “NOZH-uss”) but traditionalists insist that this word should be used to describe something that makes you want to throw up: something nauseating. They hear you as saying that you make people want to vomit, and it tempers their sympathy for your plight. Better to say you are “nauseated,” or simply that you feel like throwing up.

nauseated Meaning(s)

  • (s) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

nauseous Meaning(s)

  • (s) causing or able to cause nausea
  • (s) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

nauseated in News

  • First cycle of La Jolla Cove odor abatement begins

    Workers were busy Monday morning spraying the rocks above La Jolla Cove with a microbial foam city officials believe will digest years of bird guano on the rocks, eliminating a stench that has nauseated Village residents and visitors for more than a year and a half.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: La Jolla Light

nauseous in News

  1. Virtuix Omni VR treadmill shows up at E3, we go feet-on (video)

    I'm a little nauseous and a bit sweaty. This was my first time using the Oculus Rift . It's the sort of thing you've got to ease into, really -- sitting stationary, letting your brain adjust to the whole experience. Or you could just pop the thing on and run in place on a treadmill in a downtown Los Angeles hotel suite. Your call, really. Just don't come crying to me when you're having a bit of ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Engadget

  2. Plane inspected after nausea aboard

    A US Airways flight from Las Vegas to Charlotte was diverted to Denver because several people aboard began to feel nauseous.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: KMGH 7 Denver

  3. If He Were Alive, Steve Jobs Would Strangle Tim Cook

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Watch this video from Bloomberg and then, if you are as big a fan of Apple (and Steve Jobs) as I am, tell me you're not nauseous. Of course, the rumor that Apple will introduce an iPhone trade-in program might not be true, but it doesn't matter. My concern does not revolve around this one rumor. It's broader. And scarier. There's one constant that ties together pretty ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source:

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