Gross The Grossest Sounding English Words  

Samantha Dillinger
163.6k votes 11.5k voters 327.9k views 107 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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3,652 2,177
Pus A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 

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4,286 2,595
Moist Sightly damp, wet, or humid.

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3,013 1,885
NateinMpls added Smegma Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.

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1,649 1,028
MatthewGill added Discharge A ladies special cottage cheese

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2,736 1,855
Phlegm A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 

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2,875 1,997
Seepage The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.

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2,372 1,718
MissyAshcroft added

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2,377 1,870
ConnieClay added Splooge An abrupt discharge of fluid.

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2,305 1,826
corydor13 added Jizz When one jizzes.

10
2,088 1,699
ConnieClay added Ooze (of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.

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1,742 1,485
Daredevilrox added Loogie A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie

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934 785
MatthewGill added Squits Yorjshire slang for diarrhea

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1,855 1,781
Fester Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.

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823 815
westinghouse added

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1,579 1,701
Secrete To produce a discharge or substance.

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1,613 1,743
Mucus A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 

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796 850
ColinBoddy added

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1,281 1,597
AbbyLively added

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1,313 1,655
muzziac added

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1,290 1,772
Curd A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 

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1,183 1,715
Cardinals4eva added Twerk To shake your butt up and down.

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1,085 1,581
ConnieClay added Snot Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.

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1,027 1,611
muzziac added Putrid (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell

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138 147
jneuman01 added Panties

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1,066 1,703
Orifice An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body.