qualmish

qualmish

[kwah-mish, kwaw-]
adjective
1.
tending to have, or having, qualms.
2.
nauseous; nauseated.
3.
of the nature of a qualm.
4.
likely to cause qualms.

Origin:
1540–50; qualm + -ish1

qualmishly, adverb
qualmishness, noun
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qualm (kwɑːm)
 
n
1.  a sudden feeling of sickness or nausea
2.  a pang or sudden feeling of doubt, esp concerning moral conduct; scruple
3.  a sudden sensation of misgiving or unease
 
[Old English cwealm death or plague; related to Old High German qualm despair, Dutch kwalm smoke, stench]
 
'qualmish
 
adj
 
'qualmishly
 
adv
 
'qualmishness
 
n

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