queasy

[kwee-zee]
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

queasily, adverb
queasiness, noun

quasi, queasy.


3. upset, troubled, anxious, worried.
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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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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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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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If you become queazy, or faint during any observational period, excuse yourself immediately.
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