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The Grossest Sounding English Words

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List Criteria: Feeling queasy? Vote for which English words gross you out the most!

Some words just really gross us out! They make us cringe and turn away. It's that nails-on-a-chalkboard kind of feeling. Maybe because they're the name of something we don't like, as is likely the case with "pus." Gross! Others just don't feel okay to say. Milky? Come on! I'm squirming right now! 

Word aversions are similar to phobias. We hear certain words and just have a visceral response to them, an annoyance or nauseous feeling. Luckily this happens in reverse, too! So words like love and beautiful, make us feel happy and all warm inside. But this list isn't about being fuzzy and cuddly - it's about being GROSSED OUT!    

Look this list over, but be prepared to feel disgusted, queasy, revolted, and repelled. Like a car accident you slowly drive by on the freeway or a slasher film you can't pull your eyes away from - this list will have you squeamish, abhorred and simply grossed out! Vote up the grossest, most disgusting sounding words below.
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    Pus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Pus A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 

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    Moist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Moist Sightly damp, wet, or humid.

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    Seepage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Seepage The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.

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    Phlegm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Phlegm A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 

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    Smegma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Smegma Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.

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    Jizz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Jizz When one jizzes.

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    Splooge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Splooge An abrupt discharge of fluid.

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    Ooze is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Ooze (of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.

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    Fester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Fester Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.

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    Loogie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Loogie A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie

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    Mucus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Mucus A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 

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    Secrete is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Secrete To produce a discharge or substance.

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    Discharge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Discharge A ladies special cottage cheese

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    Squits is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Squits Yorjshire slang for diarrhea

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    Curd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Curd A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 

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    Snot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Snot Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.

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    Putrid (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell

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    Orifice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Orifice An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body. 

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    Twerk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Twerk To shake your butt up and down.

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    Suckle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Suckle To feed (a baby or young animal) from the breast or teat.

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    Vomit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Vomit To eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.

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    Bulbous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Bulbous Rounded or swollen looking. 

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    Larva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Larva the active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa

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    Slurp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Slurp To eat or drink (something) with a loud sloppy sucking noise.

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    Engorge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Engorge cause to swell with blood, water, or another fluid

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    a type of fungus

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    Congeal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Congeal To solidify or coagulate, espiecailly by cooling. 

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    Pimples is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Pimples A small, hard inflamed spot of the skin. 

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    fat from the abdomen of a pig that is rendered and clarified for use in cooking

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    Menstruate (of a woman) discharge blood and other material from the lining of the uterus as part of the menstrual cycle

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    Nubbin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Nubbin A small lump or residual part.

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    Fungus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Fungus A fungus is any member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms.

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    Gristle cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat

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    Veiny is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Veiny Full of veins, having many veins. 

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    Smear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Smear To coat or mark something messily with a greasy or sticky substance. 

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    Spunk

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    Chunk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Chunk A large portion or piece of something. 

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    Damp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Damp Slightly wet. 

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    Milky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Milky Milk colored, containing milk. 

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    Clunge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

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    Clunge "Wading through the clunge".

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    Pubescent

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    Thrust is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words

    Thrust To push with force.

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