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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web And so we are forced to snore our way through far too many scenes re-creating the break-in, reliving G. Gordon Liddy’s (Shea Whigham) insanity and enduring the queasy anguish of Dan Stevens’ John Dean, relieved only occasionally by Roberts’ Martha. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 The 32-year-old actor had been to Cannes twice before and had experienced its queasy jitters, spurred by drinking too much, sleeping too little and feeling eyeballs scan his face to gauge his importance. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 None of these ho-hum scare tactics has half the queasy charge of a roomful of fratty white guys leaping around Jasmine braying the N-word along to a rap song. Jessica Kiang, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Too often, there's a queasy note of apology running through these true-life adaptations. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 4 Mar. 2022 But people shouldn't feel queasy about taking a stool sample at home and mailing it into a lab for testing, Couric insists. Marissa Charles, PEOPLE.com, 4 Mar. 2022 This questionable, queasy-as-hell notion is give way too much credence for comfort circa 2022, even in a movie in which the central premise involves military officials somberly discussing the best possible options for blowing up the moon. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 3 Feb. 2022 In contrast, the thought of having to suffer for another 20, 30, or 50-plus miles while feeling queasy is, very understandably, too much for some ultrarunners to cope with. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 15 June 2020 But these kinds of headsets can be cumbersome and in some cases could leave you feeling queasy. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queasy. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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