queasy

[kwee-zee] /ˈkwi zi/
adjective, queasier, queasiest.
1.
inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated.
2.
tending to cause nausea; nauseating.
3.
uneasy or uncomfortable, as feelings, the conscience, etc.
4.
squeamish; excessively fastidious.
Also, especially British, queazy.
Origin
1425–75; late Middle English qweysy, coisi, of uncertain origin
Related forms
queasily, adverb
queasiness, noun
Can be confused
quasi, queasy.
Synonyms
3. upset, troubled, anxious, worried.
British Dictionary definitions for queasiness
queasy (ˈkwiːzɪ)
 
adj , -sier, -siest
1.  having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous
2.  feeling or causing uneasiness: a queasy conscience
 
[C15: of uncertain origin]
 
'queasily
 
adv
 
'queasiness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for queasiness
queasy
1459, coysy, possibly from O.N. kveisa "boil," perhaps influenced by Anglo-Fr. queisier, from O.Fr. coisier "to wound, hurt, make uneasy," from the same Gmc. root as kveisa. But history is obscure and evidences of development are wanting.
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queasiness in Medicine

queasy quea·sy or quea·zy (kwē'zē)
adj. quea·si·er or quea·zi·er, quea·si·est or quea·zi·est

  1. Experiencing nausea; nauseated.

  2. Easily nauseated.

  3. Causing nausea; sickening.

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