quea·​sy ˈkwē-zē How to pronounce queasy (audio)
variants or less commonly queazy
queasier; queasiest
: causing nausea
queasy motion
: suffering from nausea : nauseated
: full of doubt : hazardous
: causing uneasiness
: ill at ease
queasily adverb
queasiness noun

Example Sentences

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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Word History


Middle English coysy, qwesye

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of queasy was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Queasy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queasy. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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variants also queazy
queasier; queasiest
: somewhat nauseated
the boat ride made me queasy
: full of doubt
queasy about taking the test
queasily adverb
queasiness noun

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