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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
late Middle English
1425-1475
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.
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  • Headphones that use active noise reduction can leave some users feeling queasy.
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  • Ben gets a queasy feeling in the pit of his stomach.
  • It's now possible to eat fast and get back to the art without feeling queasy.
  • If college football's national championship game gave you a queasy feeling, you were not alone.
  • Moviegoers tended to watch the often dubious results with one eye closed and a slightly queasy feeling in their stomachs.
  • If you get the queasy, something-is-not-right feeling, pay heed and figure out why you feel that way.
  • But the day of the interview you wake up feeling queasy.
  • Somehow, the wonders of modern medicine have not quite reached this queasy zone.
  • Or they don't want to ingest the dead bodies of fairly complex creatures, which is apt to make them feel queasy.
British Dictionary definitions for queasy

queasy

/ˈkwiːzɪ/
adjective -sier, -siest
1.
having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous
2.
feeling or causing uneasiness: a queasy conscience
Derived Forms
queasily, adverb
queasiness, noun
Word Origin
C15: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for queasy
adj.

mid-15c., kyse, coysy, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kveisa "boil," perhaps influenced by Anglo-French queisier, from Old French coisier "to wound, hurt, make uneasy," which seems to be from the same Germanic root as kveisa. But the history is obscure and evidences of development are wanting. Related: Queasily; queasiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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queasy 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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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queasy in Technology


An early system on the IBM 701.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
(1995-01-25)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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