My mother, a stickler for all things correct, “gently” prodded me to understand the difference between two words that are used so incorrectly I just had to blog about them. People, you are not nauseous (unless you are so disgusting that in fact, your person causes others to be sick); you are nauseated, you feel nauseated, you are overwhelmed with nausea. It’s that easy. Just stop being nauseous because well, you’re not.
Please start using these two words correctly. You’re driving me insane.
See below if you need more help. You’ll notice one is a verb and one is an adjective…and if you need help understanding the difference between those two, I give up.
nau·se·ate, nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing, nau·se·ates (intransitive & transitive verb)
1. To feel or cause to feel nausea. 2. To feel or cause to feel loathing or disgust.
1. Causing nausea; sickening.