queasy

adjective quea·sy \ ˈkwē-zē \
variants: or less commonly queazy
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of queasy

queasier; queasiest
1 a : causing nausea
  • queasy motion
b : suffering from nausea : nauseated
2 : full of doubt : hazardous
3 a : causing uneasiness
b (1) : delicate, squeamish
(2) : ill at ease

queasily

play \ˈkwē-zə-lē\ adverb

queasiness

play \ˈkwē-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of queasy in a Sentence

  1. The boat ride made me a little queasy.

  2. She complained of a queasy stomach.

  3. He feels queasy about taking the test.

  4. She had the queasy feeling that she was being watched.

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Origin and Etymology of queasy

Middle English coysy, qwesye

queasy Synonyms


QUEASY Defined for English Language Learners

queasy

adjective

Definition of queasy for English Language Learners

  • : having a sick feeling in the stomach : suffering from nausea

  • : having an unpleasantly nervous or doubtful feeling


QUEASY Defined for Kids

queasy

adjective quea·sy \ ˈkwē-zē \

Definition of queasy for Students

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

queasiness

\-nəs\ noun


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