American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Experiencing nausea; nauseated.
- adj. Easily nauseated.
- adj. Causing nausea; sickening: the queasy lurch of an airplane during a storm.
- adj. Causing uneasiness.
- adj. Uneasy; troubled.
- adj. Easily troubled.
- adj. Ill at ease; squeamish: "He is not queasy about depicting mass violence, in some circumstances, as a legitimate instrument of social transformation” ( Shaul Bakhash).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.
- Fastidious; squeamish; delicate.
- Apt to cause nausea; occasioning uncomfortable feelings; hence, requiring to be delicately handled; ticklish; nice.
- Short; brief.
- adj. experiencing or causing nausea or uneasiness, often characterized by an unsettled stomach
- adj. easily troubled; squeamish
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit; qualmish.
- adj. Fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish.
- adj. causing or able to cause nausea
- adj. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
- adj. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English coisy, perhaps of Scandinavian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But instead I ended up at the party in the garden with my mother, my sister and HER boyfriend instead, feeling rather queasy from the fish salad and the sparkling wine and retreating back into the quiet (because empty) house at 1. 30am while the rest stayed out till five.”
“Ted greeted the detective with an expression of queasy solicitude, but when he caught sight of Charles something between disconcertion and abject terror took over his face.”
“For that matter, many moderates remain queasy about legalizing gay marriage; they are sympathetic to homosexuals, but not that sympathetic.”
“I thought it was a coincidence at first - I knew taking the pill made me feel queasy, which is hardly unusual with an antibiotic, so sort of dismissed the speechlessness.”
“I'm not quite as sick as I was yesterday; I can drink tea without feeling sloshy and queasy, which is nice.”
“Yes, even a cupcake blogger can eat too many cupcakes in one day that she get queasy, which is what happened yesterday.”
“And it starts off by you're feeling kind of queasy and sick, and then you start throwing up.”
“At first nothing happened, but after a few moments I became kind of queasy like I had just eaten some tainted peanut butter and saw this:”
“But all of those travesties under 16 years of Republican rule are OK because Republicans feel "queasy" about their prolifigate spending and government expansions even as they continue to gorge at the trough.”
“I, for one, have moved from opposition to kind of queasy ambivalence.”
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