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Origin of qualm
Examples from the Web for qualms
Incidentally, Rousteing has no qualms with fast-fashion brands appropriating his designs either.
But there is something admirable about what it is doing, and about the fact that it has no qualms about it.‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama)|Kevin Fallon|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Qualms about violence versus sex aside, the book is a finely spun tale.
Our guide had no qualms about asking us to sleep closer, and, when we refused, he informed us he hated us.
Of course, Mr Kim has no qualms about organising purges of his own.The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea's 'Empire of Horror'|The Telegraph|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet Jane Clemens must have had qualms at times—vague, unassembled doubts that troubled her spirit.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Florimel who felt the qualms of hunger drew nigh to it resolved to ask for food.The Brownies and Prince Florimel|Palmer Cox
For Pickersdyke it had been a night of pure joy, unspoilt by any qualms of conscience.Servants of the Guns|Jeffery E. Jeffery
It is the more or less romantic or sentimental personages that give the critic most qualms.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Even Aunt Grace allowed her qualms to be quieted and entered into her part as semi-invalid auntie with genuine zest.Prudence Says So|Ethel Hueston
Word Origin for qualm
Old English cwealm (West Saxon) "death, murder, slaughter; disaster; plague; torment," utcualm (Anglian) "utter destruction," probably related to cwellan "to kill, murder, execute," cwelan "to die" (see quell). Sense softened to "feeling of faintness" 1520s; figurative meaning "uneasiness, doubt" is from 1550s; that of "scruple of conscience" is 1640s.
Evidence of a direct path from the Old English to the modern senses is wanting, but it is plausible, via the notion of "fit of sickness." The other suggested etymology, less satisfying, is to take the "fit of uneasiness" sense from Dutch kwalm "steam, vapor, mist" (cognate with German Qualm "smoke, vapor, stupor"), which also might be ultimately from the same Germanic root as quell.