QUEASY

anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet

(adjective) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; “spent an anxious night waiting for the test results”; “cast anxious glances behind her”; “those nervous moments before takeoff”; “an unquiet mind”

nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish

(adjective) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile

(adjective) causing or able to cause nausea; “a nauseating smell”; “nauseous offal”; “a sickening stench”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

queasy (comparative queasier, superlative queasiest)

Experiencing or causing nausea or uneasiness, often characterized by an unsettled stomach.

Easily troubled; squeamish.

Anagrams

• Quayes

Source: Wiktionary


Quea"sy, a. Etym: [Icel. kweisa pain; cf. Norw. kveis sickness after a debauch.]

1. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit; qualmish.

2. Fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish. " A queasy question." Shak. Some seek, when queasy conscience has its qualms. Cowper.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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