- inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated.
- tending to cause nausea; nauseating.
- uneasy or uncomfortable, as feelings, the conscience, etc.
- squeamish; excessively fastidious.
Origin of queasy
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- having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous
- feeling or causing uneasinessa queasy conscience
Word Origin and History for queasier
mid-15c., kyse, coysy, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kveisa "boil," perhaps influenced by Anglo-French queisier, from Old French coisier "to wound, hurt, make uneasy," which seems to be from the same Germanic root as kveisa. But the history is obscure and evidences of development are wanting. Related: Queasily; queasiness.
- Experiencing nausea.
- Easily nauseated.
- Causing nausea; sickening.