The Difference Between Nauseous and Nauseated
What is the difference between nauseous and nauseated?
Well, for starters, most people don’t even know how to spell nauseous. Which makes me nauseated. The main difference between nauseous and nauseated goes something like this:
NAUSEOUS = When something is capable of causing nausea (that knock-knock at the back of your throat signalling an imminent spew of vomit) it is considered nauseous. You know, kind of like a toxic fart.
- The aroma coming from that diaper pail is quite nauseous.
- That yogurt has been in there for eight months. Do not open it. I believe it could be nauseous.
- Oh Lord, what a nauseous fart that was. Good job.
NAUSEATED = When something makes you want to hurl your cookies it is making you nauseated.
- When I saw the pus beneath the bandage on my knee, I became nauseated.
- Come here. Smell this. Get your nose in there good and deep. Does that make you nauseated?
- I would do that, but first I would have to clothespin my nose shut, tape over my eyes, stuff wax in my ears and dig my nails into your skin to keep from becoming nauseated.
BONUS! When I accidentally come across a picture of my ex-wife, I instantly start to gag and become nauseated. This is because her face is quite nauseous.
DOUBLE BONUS! Do you have a nausea-related story you want to tell? Without tipping the scales of obscenity, feel free to drop a comment on this post. No mention of names in your comment, please. We’ll publish just about anything that isn’t too over the top.
Now do you understand the difference between nauseous and nauseated?
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