queasy

adjective
quea·​sy | \ ˈkwē-zē How to pronounce queasy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly queazy
queasier; queasiest

Definition of queasy

1a : causing nausea queasy motion
b : suffering from nausea : nauseated
2 : full of doubt : hazardous
3a : causing uneasiness
(2) : ill at ease

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Other Words from queasy

queasily \ ˈkwē-​zə-​lē How to pronounce queasy (audio) \ adverb
queasiness \ ˈkwē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce queasy (audio) \ noun

Examples of queasy in a Sentence

The boat ride made me a little queasy. She complained of a queasy stomach. He feels queasy about taking the test. She had the queasy feeling that she was being watched.
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Recent Examples on the Web Her feature debut, Promising Young Woman, confronts what’s often called rape culture through a brilliantly queasy blend of genres: revenge thriller, social satire, farce, romantic comedy. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Her feature debut, Promising Young Woman, confronts what’s often called rape culture through a brilliantly queasy blend of genres: revenge thriller, social satire, farce, romantic comedy. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Her feature debut, Promising Young Woman, confronts what’s often called rape culture through a brilliantly queasy blend of genres: revenge thriller, social satire, farce, romantic comedy. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 So far, investors don’t have much reason to feel queasy. Charley Grant, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2021 But his characters and the performances from the cast — which, largely pulled from other shows on the network, comprises a kind of HBO troupe — make for a twisty, queasy, sweatily claustrophobic drama. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 Klein's modus operandi is to over-prepare her first-time patients for what to expect and provide ample time for the numbing agent to take effect, especially for patients who feel queasy with needles. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 14 Apr. 2021 Even before the interview aired, some factions in former British colonies in the Caribbean were growing increasingly queasy about their lingering ties to a nation that built its wealth through the slave trade. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 Her feature debut, Promising Young Woman, confronts what’s often called rape culture through a brilliantly queasy blend of genres: revenge thriller, social satire, farce, romantic comedy. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 24 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of queasy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for queasy

Middle English coysy, qwesye

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16 Sep 2021

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“Queasy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queasy. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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queasy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of queasy

: having a sick feeling in the stomach : suffering from nausea
: having an unpleasantly nervous or doubtful feeling

queasy

adjective
quea·​sy | \ ˈkwē-zē How to pronounce queasy (audio) \
queasier; queasiest

Kids Definition of queasy

1 : somewhat nauseated The boat ride made me queasy.
2 : full of doubt : uneasy I have a queasy feeling I'm being watched.

Other Words from queasy

queasiness \ -​nəs \ noun

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