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Ad Nauseam vs Ad Nausea


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Ad nauseam is a Latin term that means literally to sickness.

In modern English, this loanword, which is a word adopted from a foreign language with little or no modification, means “to a sickening, disgusting, ridiculous or excessive degree”. It usually applies to an action being repeated so many times that one gets literally or figuratively sick of it. Because ad nauseam has been used in English a long time, there’s no need to italicize it in normal use.

Ad nauseum and ad nausea are common misspellings of ad nauseam.

NOTE: The words ad and nausea are both spelled correctly. Typical spellcheckers will not detect “ad nausea” as an error because the spelling of each word is checked independently of one another. ErrNET technology spellchecks both individual words and phrases. ErrNET detects “ad nausea” as an error and suggests the correct spelling ad nauseam.

Ad nauseam sentence examples:

As we’ve discussed ad nauseam, there is no way that we can make it to the party because of a previous engagement.
Why did drug companies suddenly began airing their commercials ad nauseam?
The only thing he did not like about professional football was when the commentators would analyze every aspect of the game ad nauseam.
We have all heard ad nauseam that eating right and exercising is the most effective way to lose weight.
When I was a kid, my sister used to practice the violin and would play the same song ad nauseam.
During elections, all we hear ad nauseam from the candidates is the positive changes they will make, but they never follow through when elected.
He studied 13 straight hours ad nauseam for his final exam.
We have all heard ad nauseam why antioxidants are good to include in our diets.

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