Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for queasy on Thesaurus.com 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.
, especially British quea·zy. Origin of queasy 1425–75; late Middle English qweysy, coisi, of uncertain origin Related forms quea·si·ly, adverb quea·si·ness, noun Can be confused quasi queasy
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Examples from the Web for queazy Historical Examples No queazy stirring in the pit of his belly for lack of gravity, no forced squinting because of muscular re-orientation. I would think, Sirs, that you should rather blame the queazy state of Pranzo's stomach. British Dictionary definitions for queazy adjective -sier or -siest having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous feeling or causing uneasiness a queasy conscience Derived Forms queasily, adverb queasiness, noun Word Origin
C15: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for queazy queasy adj.
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.
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queasy Experiencing nausea. Easily nauseated. Causing nausea; sickening.
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