Queasy definition

kwēzē
Experiencing nausea; nauseated.
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Easily nauseated.
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Causing nausea; sickening.

The queasy lurch of an airplane during a storm.

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The definition of queasy means sick to your stomach or nauseous, or being slightly worried or nervous about something.

If you feel like you need to throw up, this is an example of a time when you feel queasy.

If you are nervous about giving a speech in front of your class, this is an example of a time when you feel queasy about giving a speech.

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Causing nausea.
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Causing nausea; sickening.

The queasy lurch of an airplane during a storm.

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Experiencing or causing nausea or uneasiness, often characterized by an unsettled stomach.
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Causing uneasiness.
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Uneasy; troubled.
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Easily troubled.
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Ill at ease; squeamish.
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Affected with nausea.
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Squeamish; qualmish; easily nauseated or disgusted.
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Causing or feeling discomfort; uneasy.
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(archaic) Difficult to please; fastidious.
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(archaic) Troublous; hazardous.
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Experiencing nausea; nauseated.
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Easily nauseated.
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Causing uneasiness.
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Uneasy; troubled.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
queasy
Comparative:
queasier
Superlative:
queasiest

Origin of queasy

  • Middle English coisy perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English coysy, possibly from Old Norse kveisa (“boil") (> Norwegian kveise/kvise), perhaps influenced by Anglo-Norman queisier, from Old French coisier (“to wound, hurt, make uneasy").

    From Wiktionary