Ad nauseam

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Ad nauseam is a Latin term for argument or other discussion that has continued to the point of nausea.[1][2] For example, "this has been discussed ad nauseam" indicates that the topic has been discussed extensively and those involved have grown sick of it. The fallacy is also called argumentum ad infinitum (to infinity), and argument from repetition.[3]


The term is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as an argument made repeatedly "until nobody cares to discuss it any more".[3][failed verification]

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  1. ^ Ehrlich, Eugene (1985). Amo, Amas, Amat and More. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers. p. 25.
  2. ^ "ad nauseam" definitions from
  3. ^ a b "Ad nauseam". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 21 July 2016.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of ad nauseam at Wiktionary