also queazy adjective (queasier; -est) Etymology: Middle English coysy, qwesye Date: 15th century 1. a. causing nausea <
queasy motion
b. suffering from nausea ; nauseated 2. full of doubt ; hazardous 3. a. causing uneasiness b. (1) delicate, squeamish (2) ill at ease • queasily adverbqueasiness noun

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  • Queasy — Quea sy, a. [Icel. kweisa pain; cf. Norw. kveis sickness after a debauch.] 1. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit; qualmish. [1913 Webster] 2. Fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • queasy — (adj.) mid 15c., coysy, possibly from O.N. kveisa boil, perhaps influenced by Anglo Fr. queisier, from O.Fr. coisier to wound, hurt, make uneasy, from the same Germanic root as kveisa. But history is obscure and evidences of development are… …   Etymology dictionary

  • queasy — [adj] not feeling well; not comfortable anxious, bilious, concerned, fidgety, green around gills*, groggy, ill, ill at ease, indisposed, nauseated, pukish, qualmish, queer, restless, rocky*, sick, sick as a dog*, sickly, squeamish, troubled,… …   New thesaurus

  • queasy — ► ADJECTIVE (queasier, queasiest) 1) feeling sick; nauseous. 2) slightly nervous or uneasy. DERIVATIVES queasily adverb queasiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps related to Old French coisier to hurt …   English terms dictionary

  • queasy — [kwē′zē] adj. queasier, queasiest [Late ME qwesye < Gmc echoic base, as in LowG dial. quesen, to grumble, grouse] 1. causing nausea 2. affected with nausea 3. squeamish; qualmish; easily nauseated or disgusted 4. causing or feeling discomfort; …   English World dictionary

  • queasy — [[t]kwi͟ːzi[/t]] queasier, queasiest 1) ADJ GRADED If you feel queasy or if you have a queasy stomach, you feel rather ill, as if you are going to be sick. [INFORMAL] He was very prone to seasickness and already felt queasy. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • queasy — adj. uneasy queasy about (to feel queasy about smt.) * * * [ kwiːzɪ] [ uneasy ] queasy about (to feel queasy about smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • queasy — quea|sy [ˈkwi:zi] adj 1.) feeling that you are going to ↑vomit ▪ The sea got rougher, and I began to feel queasy . 2.) AmE feeling uncomfortable because an action seems morally wrong queasy about ▪ Many Democrats felt queasy about the issue …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • queasy — UK [ˈkwiːzɪ] / US [ˈkwɪzɪ] adjective Word forms queasy : adjective queasy comparative queasier superlative queasiest feeling that you are going to vomit (= get rid of food from your stomach through your mouth) …   English dictionary

  • queasy — adj. Queasy is used with these nouns: ↑feeling, ↑stomach …   Collocations dictionary

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