adjective Date: 1548 1. a. feeling qualms ; nauseated b. overly scrupulous ; squeamish 2. of, relating to, or producing qualms • qualmishly adverbqualmishness noun

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  • Qualmish — Qualm ish, a. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea or sickly languor; inclined to vomit. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Qualm ish*ly}, adv. {Qualm ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • qualmish — index diffident, disinclined, hesitant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • qualmish — [kwäm′ish] adj. 1. having or producing qualms 2. having the nature of a qualm qualmishly adv …   English World dictionary

  • qualmish — qualmishly, adv. qualmishness, n. /kwah mish, kwaw /, adj. 1. tending to have, or having, qualms. 2. nauseous; nauseated. 3. of the nature of a qualm. 4. likely to cause qualms. [1540 50; QUALM + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • qualmish — adjective Affected with qualms …   Wiktionary

  • qualmish — Synonyms and related words: airsick, all overish, anxious, apprehensive, barfy, bashful, boggling, carsick, demurring, diffident, faltering, hesitant, hesitating, misgiving, modest, nauseated, nauseous, pukish, puky, qualmy, queasy, queer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • qualmish — qualm·ish || kwɑːmɪʃ adj. feeling pangs of conscience; pertaining to pangs of conscience; feeling nauseous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • qualmish — a. Sick (at the stomach), inclined to vomit, queasy, nauseated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • qualmish — qualm·ish …   English syllables

  • qualmish — qualm•ish [[t]ˈkwɑ mɪʃ, ˈkwɔ [/t]] adj. 1) having or tending to have qualms 2) nauseated 3) of the nature of a qualm 4) likely to cause qualms …   From formal English to slang

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