queasy

[ kwee-zee ]
/ ˈkwi zi /

adjective, quea·si·er, quea·si·est.

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.

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Also especially British, quea·zy.

Origin of queasy

1425–75; late Middle English qweysy, coisi, of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM queasy

quea·si·ly, adverbquea·si·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH queasy

quasi queasy
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British Dictionary definitions for queasy

queasy
/ (ˈkwiːzɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous
feeling or causing uneasinessa queasy conscience

Derived forms of queasy

queasily, adverbqueasiness, noun

Word Origin for queasy

C15: of uncertain origin
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Medical definitions for queasy

queasy

adj.

Experiencing nausea.
Easily nauseated.
Causing nausea; sickening.
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