Ad nauseam is a Latin term for disgust that has continued so long that it has continued "to [the point of] nausea". For example, the sentence "This topic has been discussed ad nauseam" signifies that the topic in question has been discussed extensively, and that those involved in the discussion have grown tired of it.
Argumentum ad nauseam or argument from repetition or argumentum ad infinitum is an argument made repeatedly (possibly by different people) until nobody cares to discuss it any more. This may sometimes, but not always, be a form of proof by assertion.
It is not something initially unpleasant; rather, it is something discussed to the point of being so.
- Ad infinitum
- Ad libitum
- Big Lie
- Carthago delenda est
- Filibuster in the United States Senate
- Godwin's law
- List of Latin phrases
- Thought-terminating cliché
- The dictionary definition of ad nauseam at Wiktionary
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