- 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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Related Wordsrestless, sickly, groggy, anxious, squeamish, uncomfortable, uneasy, fidgety, concerned, ill, indisposed, nauseated, queer, rocky, sick, troubled, uncertain, unwell, upset, worried
Examples from the Web for queasy
Surely all this graphic talk of gastrointestinal distress is making you queasy.Why My Norovirus Panic Makes Me Sick
January 5, 2015
In any event, the advice is queasy and muddy: what exactly are reformed Republicans supposed to say about marriage equality?Memo to GOP: You Can’t Put Lipstick on an Elephant
March 22, 2013
Here, we examine its origins—a queasy history of violence and sexuality.Bollywood Didn’t Do It
January 26, 2013
An ad for the attempted “male” oven, the Queasy Bake Cookerator.Eighth Grader Tells Hasbro: Man Up the Easy-Bake Oven
November 30, 2012
Introduce the concept of King Charles and Queen Camilla, and the numbers go into a tail-spin (even I get queasy).Republicans in the UK!
May 20, 2012
Something indefinable, a queasy feeling, took Beardsley about the middle.We're Friends, Now
But midway the eighteenth century they were not so queasy–stomached.Tobias Smollett
She turned ashen about the mouth, and a queasy feeling sickened her.What Will People Say?
It was like pressing upon a queasy invalid the sweets which had made him sick.Rest Harrow
Sir John waited at his hotel for Queasy, who had promised to call to let him know when the ladies f would go to Tunbridge.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous
- feeling or causing uneasinessa queasy conscience
Word Origin and History for queasy
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.