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    Question nauseating vs disgusting

    And it is the self-pity which is so nauseating. She wrote a ludicrous, self-serving, self-justifying piece in The Times, effectively protesting that she was only being victimised because she was a working mum.
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    What is the difference between 'nauseating' and 'disgusting'? Is 'nauseating' more formal?

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    Re: nauseating vs disgusting

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    source: Daily Mail

    What is the difference between 'nauseating' and 'disgusting'? Is 'nauseating' more formal?

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    It is rather stronger.

    Something that is "nauseating" makes you feel like vomiting. It induces nausea.

    Something that is disgusting is not to your taste.

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    Re: nauseating vs disgusting

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your help. I understand now.

    Have a good day!

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