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QUALM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does qualm mean? 

QUALM (noun)
  The noun QUALM has 2 senses:

1. uneasiness about the fitness of an action
2. a mild state of nausea

  Familiarity information: QUALM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUALM (noun)


Sense 1qualm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uneasiness about the fitness of an action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

misgiving; qualm; scruple

Hypernyms ("qualm" is a kind of...):

anxiety (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)


Sense 2qualm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mild state of nausea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

queasiness; squeamishness; qualm

Hypernyms ("qualm" is a kind of...):

nausea; sickness (the state that precedes vomiting)


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