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The Grossest Sounding English Words  

Samantha Dillinger
179.9k votes 12.9k voters 362.6k views 97 items

List Rules 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
A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 
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NateinMpls added Smegma
Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.
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Moist
Sightly damp, wet, or humid.
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MatthewGill added Discharge
A ladies special cottage cheese
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Phlegm
A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 
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Seepage
The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.
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ConnieClay added Splooge
An abrupt discharge of fluid.
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corydor13 added Jizz
When one jizzes.
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Daredevilrox added Loogie
A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie
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ConnieClay added Ooze
(of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.
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MatthewGill added Squits
Yorjshire slang for diarrhea
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Fester
Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.
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Mucus
A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 
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ColinBoddy added
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NoahCooper added Cum
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Secrete
To produce a discharge or substance.
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AbbyLively added
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muzziac added
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NoahCooper added Cuck
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NoahCooper added Anus
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jneuman01 added Panties
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Curd
A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 
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apoffenberger01 added Snot
Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.
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Cardinals4eva added Twerk
To shake your butt up and down.
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Loritab10 added Spew

To release large quantities of of a substance forcibly. Smoke, lava, profanity, etc.