Definitions

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  • adjective queasy; nauseous

Etymologies

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qualm +‎ -y

Examples

  • So, while I was wondering what to do about it, she headed right in, leaving me with the valise and the umberella, and a kind of qualmy feeling that the old lady might strike a snag.

    Love, the Fiddler

  • Or, if we make you so “qualmy”, stfu and go someplace you only have the fondest of fuzzy feelings for, mmmkay?

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  • Indeed when things are dissolved and made thus tender and soft, and are as it were turned into a sort of a carrionly corruption, it must needs be a great difficulty for concoction to master them, and when it hath mastered them, they must needs cause grievous oppressions and qualmy indigestions.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • It long remained a popular favourite in the theatre, its verve, bustle and wit, utterly defiant of the modest Josephs and qualmy prudes who censured these lively scenes.

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

  • It was a matter of existence and nonexistence for her, which was a new and qualmy sensation.

    Roc and a Hard Place

  • It was a matter of existence and nonexistence for her, which was a new and qualmy sensation.

    Roc and a Hard Place

  • Suppose, that after a smacking run of about eight days before a fresh gale, (during the whole of which you are of course too sick and qualmy to leave your cot,) you awake one morning, and find yourself snugly at anchor in the bay of Funchal; and the romantic, sun-bright mountains of Madeira, gorgeously crested with a mass of brilliant clouds, looking in at your cabin-window.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 274, September 22, 1827

  • And since I am by no means altogether pessimistic, in spite of my qualmy phases, it follows that I do not believe that the old spirit will necessarily prevail.

    What is Coming?

  • Weary, listening to the whistling and the shuffling of feet, felt a queer, qualmy feeling in the region of his diaphragm, and he yielded to

    The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories

  • Every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, bears a hand, shut in the qualmy rooms, where meals are cooked and clothing washed and dried besides, the livelong day.

    X. Jewtown

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