queasy

adjective
quea·​sy | \ˈkwē-zē \
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

b(1) : delicate, squeamish

(2) : ill at ease

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Other Words from queasy

queasily \ˈkwē-​zə-​lē \ adverb
queasiness \ˈkwē-​zē-​nəs \ 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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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 One expert, Michael Cohen, a physician at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, explains why moving vehicles make kids queasy and gives tips on how to deal with the nausea. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "What’s the Remedy for Car Sickness?," 15 Aug. 2018 The queasy hurler finished the inning and the Phillies tagged him for a run. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "After vomit delay on mound, Phillies hold on to win," 17 June 2018 At the same time, the momentous nature of the occasion was cause for legitimate, if queasy, excitement. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Cannes notebook: The wonderful, improbable Palme d'Or triumph of Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters'," 21 May 2018 While Washington has long ago grown numb to Trump’s unrelenting mayhem, the president’s two days of undulations in Brussels, rolling between enraged criticism and boastful, happy proclamations, left many leaders feeling queasy. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: GOP candidates caught in a bind on Medicaid," 13 July 2018 There is a queasy rationale behind why Jack can’t bring his wife and child home to Gilead. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "What two fictional Gileads can teach us about America in 2018," 12 July 2018 Paid Off is mordantly humorous television entertainment that serves as a queasy reminder that America’s leaders have saddled the younger generation with the weight of education debt combined with curiously slow-growing wages and berserk politics. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Win a Game Show, Pay Off Your Student Debt," 12 July 2018 Breiner, queasy about such things, arrived at Mississippi State this winter planning to never watch it again. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Nick Fitzgerald Rehabs and Readies to Embrace an Offense That Could Make Him Better Than Ever," 27 June 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 \
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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