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The Grossest Sounding English Words  

Samantha Dillinger
174.1k votes 12.5k voters 351.7k views 106 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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Moist
Sightly damp, wet, or humid.
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NateinMpls added Smegma
Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.
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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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MissyAshcroft added
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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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ConnieClay added Ooze
(of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.
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Daredevilrox added Loogie
A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie
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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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Secrete
To produce a discharge or substance.
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westinghouse added
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ColinBoddy added
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AbbyLively added
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muzziac added
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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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jneuman01 added Panties
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muzziac added Putrid
(of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell
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Orifice
An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body.