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 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]


Uneasiness about the fitness of an action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


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]


A mild state of nausea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


queasiness; squeamishness; qualm

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

nausea; sickness (the state that precedes vomiting)

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