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Definitions for queasy
ˈkwi ziqueasy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vileadjective

    causing or able to cause nausea

    "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"

  2. nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickishadjective

    feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

  3. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquietadjective

    causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

    "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"


  1. queasyadjective

    experiencing or causing nausea or uneasiness, often characterized by an unsettled stomach

  2. queasyadjective

    easily troubled; squeamish

  3. Etymology: From coysy, possibly from kveisa (> Norwegian kveise/kvise), perhaps influenced by queisier, from coisier.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. QUEASYadjective

    Etymology: of uncertain etymology.

    He, queasy with his insolence already,
    Will their good thoughts call from him. William Shakespeare.

    Whether a rotten state and hope of gain,
    Or to disuse me from the queasy pain
    Of being belov’d and loving,
    Out-push me first. John Donne.

    I, with your two helps, will so practise on Benedict, that, in despight of his quick wit and his queasy stomach, he shall fall in love with Beatrice. William Shakespeare.

    The humility of Gregory the great would not admit the stile of bishop, but the ambition of Boniface made no scruple thereof, nor have queasy resolutions been harboured in their successors ever since. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Men’s stomachs are generally so queasy in these cases, that it is not safe to overload them. Government of the Tongue.

    Without question,
    Their conscience was too queasy of digestion. Dryden.

    I have one thing of a queasy question,
    Which I must act. William Shakespeare, King Lear.


  1. queasy

    Queasy is an adjective that describes a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, usually related to a physical or emotional disturbance. It often refers to a sensation of mild nausea or a sense of being slightly ill or unsettled in the stomach.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Queasyadjective

    sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit; qualmish

  2. Queasyadjective

    fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish

  3. Etymology: [Icel. kweisa pain; cf. Norw. kveis sickness after a debauch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Queasy

    kwē′zi, adj. sick, squeamish: inclined to vomit: causing nausea: fastidious: ticklish, nice.—adv. Quea′sily.—n. Quea′siness. [Scand.; Norw. kveis, sickness after a debauch, Ice. -kveisa, pains, as in idhra-kveisa, pains in the stomach.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of queasy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of queasy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of queasy in a Sentence

  1. James Comey:

    That was one of the bricks in the load that I needed to step away from the department, that gave me a queasy feeling.

  2. Michael Sobel:

    The market is queasy, and is not taking bad news well.

  3. Tim Lash.Libby Dancy:

    It [ has ] messed me up, messed my system up and everything, with the allergy medicine not taken, I sneeze a lot, my eyes water a lot and itch a lot. I get queasy, and then my asthma kicks in. And then I have to go to the breathing treatments, which are expensive.

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