ad nauseam

ad nau·se·am
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad naw-zee-uh m, -am]
    • /æd ˈnɔ zi əm, -ˌæm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad naw-zee-uh m, -am]
    • /æd ˈnɔ zi əm, -ˌæm/

Definitions of ad nauseam words

  • phrase ad nauseam If someone does something ad nauseam, they do it repeatedly and over a long period of time so that it becomes annoying or boring. 3
  • adverb ad nauseam to a disgusting extent 3
  • noun ad nauseam to the point of disgust; to a sickening extreme 3
  • adverb ad nauseam to a sickening or disgusting degree. 1
  • adverb ad nauseam repeatedly or excessively 1
  • adverb ad nauseam To a nauseating or sickening degree. 0

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Parts of speech for Ad nauseam


ad nauseam popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ad nauseam usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ad nauseam

adv ad nauseam

  • repeatedly — done, made, or said again and again: repeated attempts.
  • too much — an excess of
  • at length — If someone does something at length, they do it after a long period of time.
  • boringly — causing or marked by boredom: a boring discussion; to have a boring time.
  • in detail — an individual or minute part; an item or particular.

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