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 queasily (audio) \ adverb
queasiness \ ˈkwē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce queasiness (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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If your dog is suffering from itchy skin or a queasy stomach, the problem may be as simple as an allergy or sensitivity to something that's around your home. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "See what could be bothering your pooch with this allergy test kit," 25 July 2019 The queasy-making scenes of their hotel-room meetings are blunt and effective. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "“The Loudest Voice” Eviscerates Roger Ailes and Fox News," 30 June 2019 Many Australians feel queasy about exporting dirty fuel to poorer countries. The Economist, "Adani’s giant Australian coal mine gets the go-ahead," 29 June 2019 My stomach was pretty queasy there for the first few holes. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Travelers notebook: A Monday qualifier, Chip McDaniel seizes his opportunity in pairing with world’s best Koepka," 22 June 2019 Some events — the death of Queen Elizabeth, a nuclear strike, climate-change disasters — add a queasy sense of surreality. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "HBO drama ‘Years and Years’ puts a human face on a disturbing future," 20 June 2019 That doesn’t mix well with Sheridan’s queasy script. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," 2 July 2018 While most countries are queasy with the idea of germline editing, some would condone it under appropriate circumstances. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Legal vs. Illegal Gene Editing: Here's What's Banned, and Why," 4 Dec. 2018 Buy some ginger ale, soup, a sports drink, mint tea, whatever your go-to aids are for a queasy stomach. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "15 Ways to Mentally and Physically Prepare for Your Abortion Procedure," 24 July 2018

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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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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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