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Ad nauseam is a Latin term used to describe something that has been continuing "to the point of nausea." For example "This topic has been discussed ad nauseam": it has been discorsed extensively and everyone is tired of it. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... For other uses, see Nausea (disambiguation). ...


Argumentum ad nauseam or argument from repetition or argumentum ad infinitum is a flawed argument, whereby some statement is made repeatedly (possibly by different people) until nobody cares to refute it anymore, at which point the statement is asserted to be true because it is no longer challenged. This is a form of proof by assertion. Proof by assertion is a fallacious argument technique. ...


See also

Fallacies of relevance
AccidentAd nauseamBase rate fallacyChronological snobberyCompound questionFallacy of many questionsFalse compromiseNaturalistic fallacyProof by assertionIrrelevant conclusionSpecial pleadingStraw manTwo wrongs make a right
Appeals to emotion
FearFlatteryNoveltyQueernessPityRidiculeSpiteWishful thinking
Genetic fallacies
Ad hominem (Ad hominem tu quoque) • Appeal to authorityAppeal to motiveAppeal to traditionArgumentum ad crumenamArgumentum ad lazarumAssociation fallacyIpsedixitismPoisoning the wellReductio ad Hitlerum

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4.05: Ad Nauseam (2846 words)
When you send an ad, whether it's intended for the media or the primary voters, you are making a big mistake if you think it's not going to be seen by general election voters, because this is how they get a first impression of your candidacy.
One night, on the national news, ABC did an analysis of that ad which said, in effect, "Bush is wrong on this, wrong on this, wrong on this - it is a false ad." The Bush campaign had a big meeting to decide whether to keep the ad on the air or not.
So you throw up new ads, and Tuesday's ad may have nothing whatsoever to do with what was up there on Monday.
Ad nauseam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
Ad nauseam is a Latin term used to describe something that has been continuing "to the point of nausea." For example "This topic has been discussed ad nauseam": it has been discussed extensively and everyone is tired of it.
Argumentum ad nauseam or argument from repetition or argumentum ad infinitum is a flawed argument, whereby some statement is made repeatedly (possibly by different people) until nobody cares to refute it anymore, at which point the statement is asserted to be true because it is no longer challenged.
Ad hominem (Ad hominem tu quoque) • Appeal to authority • Appeal to motive • Appeal to tradition • Argumentum ad crumenam • Argumentum ad lazarum • Association fallacy • Ipsedixitism • Poisoning the well • Reductio ad Hitlerum
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